I was just sittin around...

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So as I was saying...


On August 8th, I was supposed to meet my sister in law in Diamond to finish up shopping for the boys 30th birthday bash on Saturday...

Well, Thursday night, August 7th, Jeff was not feeling very well. I was sitting up with him making sure that he was feeling ok. We were living at my Mom's house, and we were sleeping in the basement, because even with the air conditioning on, I was H O T... I was sitting on my mom's new couch in the basement finishing off a snack size Kit Kat about ready to go to bed when I heard a pop and felt a woosh of water....


I was not as panicked as I thought I might be FIVE WEEKS before this little bean was supposed to make his arrival. I went up stairs, and sure enough, there was NO doubt... my water had broken...(Ok maybe a little panic started at this point....)

I went up to my mom's room at 1:00am, knocked on her door, and told her that I was pretty sure my water had broken. I called the hospital, and they connected me to the labor and delievery nurse... she answered the phone and said, "Nurse!" so of course I said "Nurse, this is Kate Ross, I am a patient of Dr. Toussaint, and I am pretty sure my water just broke..." She told me to get the heck in there!


I went down to wake up Jeff and tell him it was time.... now remember he had been sick all night... hence why I was still UP at 1:00am on Thursday... I woke him up, said, "honey my water broke, we have to go to the hospital!" He looked at me and said, "Awesome!".... Boys.

My sister had just gotten home maybe twenty minutes before... she had gone to a preseason Bears game that night with my cousin. I went to wake her up just to let her know that I was going to the hospital. She said, in true Kassy form, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!" She then preceeded to tell me how much pain she was in from wearing new sandals to the game and walking too far in them. IN fact, as we were walking to the car, she was bent over in pain, and I was walking normally... it was HILARIOUS.
My sister and cousin... maybe not in the best state of mind at said Bears Preseason game!

I was pretty much in denial that I was really in labor. I wasn't in any pain, and I was still FIVE FRIGGIN WEEKS away from my due date... so I was waiting patiently by the door... IN LABOR... while my mom curled her hair, my sister put on make up, and Jeff got dressed.... such is my life...

Before we left, Jeff wanted to see the "evidence" of my water breaking... I guess he wanted to make sure I wasn't going crazy....... so after he was satisfied, he continued to get ready. My mom was about ready to go, and she asked if I had everything... I didn't have ANYTHING... I didn't think I would REALLY be having a baby anytime soon...

She convinced me I should grab my hospital bag which of course was only half packed, because I wasn't supposed to be having a baby for FIVE FRIGGIN WEEKS ... of course Jeff had already grabbed the cameras... I mean come on, he is Mr. Video for goodness sakes...


We piled in the car, and began our trek for Morris Hospital. My Mom had plans to meet with her siblings that morning, because it was her mother's 86th birthday... of course that wasn't going to happen, but when I texted Kati to let her know I wouldn't be meeting her in Diamond for that liquor run; that's the first time I realized that I was going to have a baby on my Grandma's 86th birthday, which just happend to be 08/08/08....

PS... Today Jeff and I are celebrating 8 YEARS OF MARRIAGE!!! Can you believe that on our 8th married 08/08 we had our first baby in the year 2008? I mean THATS ALOT OF 8's!!!

Us on our wedding day 08/04/01
. This was BEFORE digital pictures, so this is a random one that I found ONLINE!

Can you tell it was a LITTLE hot?!?

3 comments:

Jen said...

Perhaps one of my favorite parts about this story is when you say Jeff grabbed the "CameraS" Plural! Only Mr. Video would have 3 bags of equipment at the hospital. Haha!

Oh, I also laughed pretty hard at your mom curling her hair and your sis doing her make-up while you stood by the door in labor. Too funny :-)

A day in the life of the Wiettings said...

Thank you for sharing! My water broke at home too... Chris was getting his work boots on when I came out of the bathroom with beach towel wraped like a sumo wrestler... his response...I thought you peed yourself. And the good old... Are you serious! Can't wait for the next installment!

Kassy said...

Ok 1) the blisters were HUGE people!

2) wasn't it grandma's 96th birthday??