I have never written out this story, so I thought that I would take a moment and document it. My original due date was August 2. He came almost a month early so when you read this story remember I was not expecting it.
That thursday morning, July 6th, I woke up at 4:30 am and my water broke...but I thought I had lost control of my bladder. (lovely pregnancy occurrences) So, I laid back down in bed and Jonathan left for San Antonio. At 6:30 am I started getting cramps and I thought that it was false labor. I started noticing that they were coming every 5 minutes and lasted for over 30 seconds. I called my mom in Dallas and she said, "You better call the doctor and tell Jonathan to come right away". So he left after only being In San Antonio for an hour or so. At 8:00 my labor started getting more intense that I knew that it had to be "it". I called the doctor and they told me to come right away but don't drive. The only problem was that there was no one to take me! I called my friend Christine over and over again but she never heard the phone. I called my sister in law, Leigh, who just took my in-laws to the airport to go to Hawaii!! She came right away, and my in-laws were sitting on the plane hearing that I was possibly going into labor. So, I arrive to the hospital and they said that I had already dilated to a 7! I immediately start crying because they said my husband was not going to make it and I was having this baby! (nurses should take some etiquette courses) They took me to labor and delivery and within 20 minutes I was dilated to a 9. They gave me an epidural and praise the Lord it stopped him from coming so soon. Jonathan got there at noon, my mom at one, and my dad at three. I pushed for the afternoon and at 4:51, Keegan entered the world weighing 5 pounds and 11 ounces. As far as my in-laws...they had to sit on the plane for 8 hours wondering what was going on! My brother and wife were at camp in Tennessee. My other sister-in law was in Mexico City. I hated it so much for them! But...God is good and my husband and parents made it for the special delivery! (along with all the HFBC student staff and many friends) It was such an exciting day and I must have been the happiest mother in the labor delivery rooms. I never thought that I was wired to be a mother because I had never changed a diaper in my whole life! As soon as I left that hospital, I felt equipped and ready for the adventure. This last year has had its ups and downs but after one year it has been worth every second.