In a hurry and with gusto: The birth of Ella Joy
just five inconsistent contractions.
As I got dressed I had two contractions that sent me to the floor. They were strong. The next thing I knew, I HAD to push. I dialed 911, as I was still all alone at home with my toddler. I was terrified and had already pushed out half her head when my husband arrived. I was still standing in the bathtub and he coaxed me to the floor where after one push my sweet baby was born. She instantly cried so we had some relief from the anxiety. Two minutes later the police arrived and a few minutes after that, the ambulance. Ella had been born 45 minutes after my water broke. She was beautiful and healthy; 8 pounds, 5 ounces.
It was a day I won’t soon forget and I know someone was looking out for us, as my husband arrived just in the knick of time.
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