Hudson Brave's Birth Story

The week of Hudson's birth was an emotional roller coaster. The Tuesday prior I was driving to my mom's house when another driver came flying down a canal bank and ran right into my side of the vehicle. I have never been more scared in my entire life! All I wanted to know was if my baby was okay. The Yuma County Sheriffs Department arrived on the scene and were just so amazing at calming me down and ensuring me help was on the way. All I kept thinking was God hasn't brought me this far to not come through for me and my baby. I was then taken to triage at YRMC to monitor Hudson and run some tests. I have never been more relieved to hear his heartbeat!!!!! Everything was perfectly fine and I couldn't stop thanking God AGAIN for this truly BRAVE miracle. 

I was really stressed out since I was days away from my due date, now had no vehicle, had to deal with the insurance mess, and since I had both Hudson's and Abrielle's car seat in the car, they were no longer good and now had no car seat for my baby. God's grace and hand was on the entire situation as always. The insurance company was corporative and willing to do whatever I needed. Plus the support and love from my family was indescribable. How did I end up so blessed?!?! 

My amazing mother had blessed me with a pregnancy massage so Friday, I headed to my massage, ran last minute errands, and shopping before our sweet angel was due to arrive. The entire time I felt great! I got home around 12:45 pm for the insurance adjuster to come inspect my car so we could get it in the shop. During that time I felt kinda off, nothing major, just thought it was because I was nine months pregnant and HOT! Then I started to feel very slight contractions and realized these weren't just Braxton Hicks. I would go inside and have a contraction and then go back outside with the insurance adjuster. My husband kept asking why I kept going back and forth, I told him "I think I'm in labor." So we started timing them and they were only 20 minutes apart so I thought "I have plenty of time." So I started to finish the laundry and last min things around the house, realizing my contractions jumped to 10 minutes apart. Then they jumped to 8 minutes apart, so I decided to jump in the shower and get cute. Well I was only in the shower for less than 10 minutes when the contractions jumped to 5 minutes. I still thought I had so much time to get ready when they were now 2 minutes apart! My husband said "WE ARE LEAVING NOW!" I think I was in denial, because in my head I was thinking labor lasts for hours, there is no way he is coming right now. I mean I had only had contractions for the last 4 hours. Well I had no choice my husband was literally pushing me out the door...with soaking wet hair. 

My husband was flying down the road and the contractions became more intense and closer together and I thought "we aren't gonna make it!" I never told my husband this, but as we were pulling into the parking lot I could feel the baby coming out. We arrived at the hospital a little after 5 pm and I was rushed to triage. I hardly had time to even put on a gown when I was being wheeled to the deliver room. It happened so fast and there was so much commotion, I really didn't have time to process it all. Before I knew it, our little miracle arrived at 5:23 pm at 6 lbs 4 oz, 19 inches long, and was delivered by one of the nurses (the on call doctor had just gotten out of the shower...that's how fast it happened) 

He is pure perfection and our hearts have never been more full! There is no way I could have done it without the support of my husband, mom, and sister in law, Carina. They were my rock, cheering me on, reminding me that this was exactly what I had prayed and believed for for so many years. We are just head over heels in love with him! 

I do have to pause and thank ALL the L&D nurses at YRMC-you all are angels from Heaven! Thank you for making our experience just perfect and for taking such amazing care of me and my baby. I have the utmost respect and love for you all! I pray kisses from Heaven to you. 

Thank you for reading and following along in our journey of hope, faith and being BRAVE. 


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