When I dilated to a 6 I asked if they could just break my water since my water never, ever breaks on it's own. My doctor right away did it knowing that sure was the truth! Last time when they broke my water it hurt so bad she had to chase me up the table. Over time my cervix has gotten so sensitive and it's extremely painful whenever they'd check me or break my water. I asked for an epidural even though I was having no pain at a 6 so they went ahead and set it up. I'm terrified of the epidural needle but I couldn't really complain since it was going to be a completely painless labor and delivery.
Juliet Desiree came May 16th on a Wednesday evening and weight 6lbs 12 oz, and 20 inches long. The nurses kept telling me they loved her name and the funny comments were already coming in. One nurse came in and said "Don't worry little Juliet, we'll find you your Romeo." LOL. They kept coming in to make sure I was awake to feed her but there was no worry since I was feeding her on the hour to make sure she kept her weight up. I've quickly (or over time) learned not to hope for deep sleep anytime soon and learn to soak up all the broken up sleep I can. I think mommies learn to thrive off of the short spurts they get with newborns.
Wow! I was nervous about welcoming our 7th child but all that fell away when we got to hold her for the first time. Every single sacrifice we have had to make and will have to make is totally worth it. Having kids, caring for them, and leading them to Christ is one of the hardest things we'll ever do but also one of the most enjoyable. The selfishness of this world will never understand that but that's okay... we answer to God. He created life. Why should I listen to the world that constantly fights for the rights to extinguish it?
Anyhow, I loved sharing my story! It's easy to forget all the little details over time so I like to write them down. God bless!