Gavyn is 4 years old today!!!
I can just remeber it like it was yesterday. I woke up like anyother morning, got ready and headed off to Jorgensens to meet my friend Lisa. We had coffee like anyother friday except, this friday we both felt as though I had been pregnant long enough. She has had 4 babies of her own, 3 of which were born at home. So she advised me that I should take some Castor oil to, ya know, get things going!!! So she ran over to CVS and I stayed at Jorgensens with Jade. She came back with the caster oil, I said, " how much?" She said, "all of it", O.kay... Well I did drink all of it( mixed with a fresh Samantha smoothie drink)!!! I actually got it all down and didn't gag once believe it or not. After I had drank the entire thing, we decided we were all done with coffee for the day and that I should go home and take a nap... was it really a good idea to be alone?..no one thought of that. After I left, I went over to my brothers house to use the bathroom, couldn't make it home! After that I went home to take a nap, just me and my 4 year old. Well I was asleep for about 2 hours and then woke up feeling very crampy, I called my husband saying, "You might want to come home, this may be IT,or may just be the 6 oz. bottle of castor oil I just ingested, but just to be safe, come home." I also called my friend Lisa to tell her that indeed I was a little crampy, but I could still carry on a conversation. She reassured me that I was fine and couldn't possibly be in labor so soon, but as I was going to say something else, gavyn dropped into position and I could hardly even breathe!!! I said "Lisa, I need to push!!!" Shannon you are just overreacting, you can't possible be ready for that." Well I was, she hung up the phone after telling me that she was on her way. She also had called the neighbor to come over and help me. The neighbor showed up and the dogs went wild. I could no longer even speak in sentences she came up stairs and the dog started jumping all over me and my severely laboring body. She didn't know what to do, and neither did I. By the time my husband had gotten home I was ready to deliver, Lisa was there our friend Jay had come over for my daughter and I was laid out. My husband called the ambulance, so when they came, I had like 10 people in my bedroom, I had no pants on and no one except Lisa looked like they had a clue of what to do. Finally, they began to get me to move (no pants on) I got down the stairs, ran outside the best I could, and low and behold , half the neighborhood was standing outside, concerned for me and what might be happening, well, they certainly got to see more of me than I am sure they ever imagined. When I finally got to the hospital, I pushed once and gavyn was out. What a relief!!! So Happy Birthday Gavyn, I love you and so do all of those people who helped you "Out" on your special day.