Avista Hospital Birth Story Louisville, Colorado
Updated: Feb 19
Kristina called me just after I had gotten home from school with the kids.
I was downstairs feeding my chickens and changing their water. I felt my pocket start buzzing. Then my watch.
I fumbled with getting my phone out of my back pocket. My pop socket always gets stuck. But damn, those things are handy.
I looked at me screen. When you are a mom of mine, you get put in my phone as 911MOM. I answered the phone, Kristina cool as a cucumber, announces that she is one her way to the hospital that is 30 min away. We had a storm coming, so she wanted to be safe.
I didn't want to miss it!!!! It was starting to snow at my house as I was heading to the hospital.
Also, 30 min away for me. I asked her to keep me up to date on what was going on, and that I was on my way. She let me know that they got checked in, and her doctor was on her way in. She said it might be a little bit. So I went to Subway around the corner and got dinner for myself. I sat in my Jeep and read a book while I waited to hear from her. I got the text........
The epidural is going to be placed soon. It's time. You can come up now.
I walked in to a happy Kristina enjoying an orange popsicle.
If you have ever delivered a baby in a hospital........
You know you can't have anything while in labor.
You can have a popsicle before getting stabbed in the back :)
She started to feel much better after the epidural kicked in.
Then that is when her and the babies blood pressure dropped for a quick second.
From my understanding, this is super common.
Her labor and delivery team was amazing and so kind!
I didn't want to disturb the anesthesiologist while he was placing the epidural.
So I hung back and out of the way. This being my first birth.
I didn't want to step on any toes. When I turned around, the mirror offered an awesome view of what was going on.
I want to tell they entire story.
A quick pop of her water, and we were on our way!
There are a lot of amazing pictures between the one above...... and the one bellow. But I want to give Kristina a little modesty.
Her doctor quickly handed him off to Kristina. He was covered in vermicelli.
The first time you get a really good look at your baby.
Welcome to the world Everett!