PicMonkey Collage a18 years ago today, I had the best night’s sleep of my whole pregnancy. It had been hard to be in the last month of pregnancy during the hot month of August so I was grateful for an unexpected night of solid sleep.

I opened my eyes at 6am Sunday morning and knew immediately that I was in labor. How in the world did I sleep through that pain? My contractions were about 4-5 minutes apart!

I told Mark I was going to take a quick shower, but it took longer than I thought because I had to keep stopping and breathing through my contractions.

We dropped the older two kids off at a friend’s house and headed to the hospital. By the time we arrived, I was dilated to 8 and we had our boy within an hour.

Mark, who was pastoring at the time, was even able to make it to church that morning!

After a c-section and two VBAC (Vaginal birth after cesarean) deliveries that included 14 hours of labor and 6 hours of labor, Mark and I determined this was the way to have a baby!

Six years later we “labored” for 9 months to adopt our fifth. No matter how you add to your family, it’s alot of work to get them here!

How about you? Do you have a fun birth story to share?

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