Baby Millie was due August, 18 2012! When I met with my doctor in Utah, I was measuring a week big, so we fudged my due date to August 10, 2012, we wanted to make sure Steve was able to be here for the birth this time and since I was measuring big he said why not! We scheduled the C section for August 3, 2012. Steve had all of his leave forms turned in, and we were just about to book his ticket!
Well on the 24th of July my mom and I decided to go to a movie, so we loaded up Anderson, and picked up Uncle Rob and went to see Snow White and the huntsman. Anderson did ok for the first 45 min of the show! Loaded up on popcorn and soda, sat in his own chair and thought he was pretty cool! I then spent the next 45 min switching off with my mom in the hall! With about 10 min left in the show he finally fell asleep! I hadn't been feeling well at all, and after fighting him I was exhausted! So Rob went to get the car and pick us up, well as I was walking to the door I kept having to pause, I was sure I was just having Braxton Hicks. Well as we were driving home I kept getting stronger pains in my back and stomach, I didn't go into labor with Anderson, and my mom never went into labor. We made a few phone calls to friends that had gone into labor and asked. People said to take a hot bath, time my contractions, and call the doctor! Knowing it was a holiday I wasn't to excited, I wanted to talk to my doctor not the one on call. The doctor on call wasn't that nice to me... He said well I cant tell you over the phone if you are in labor, which I knew, I was calling to see if I should go in to the hospital! So my mom made the decision, and off we went! We dropped off Anderson with Matt and Madi, thinking I would be home in a few hours, hugged my little guy and drove away! We got to the hospital and checked in...they checked me out, my contractions weren't that close together, so they wanted to monitor me longer. About an hour later, my doctor walked in explaining he had been monitoring me on his iPad at home, thinking I was going to be going home, and by the time he got to the hospital for another delivery he changed his mind! My contractions were very constant at this point, and every time I would contract, Millie's heart rate would drop just like Anderson's did. Looked like we were having a baby that night!
I jumped on the phone with Steve, and my mom made all the other calls. My heart just dropped we had everything planned out, Steve was supposed to be there, and he wasn't going to make it again! He called his NCO's and they figured everything out, and he was booking his ticket for that night! So at 8:30p.m. I had our sweet tiny baby girl 3.5 weeks early. She weighed 5pounds 10 ounces and was 19 inches long! She was tiny, and beautiful! Thank heavens I have an amazing family that could help us out again!
Steve got there the next night, and it was a blessing, because she came 3.5 weeks early he was able to spend 10 days with our precious baby instead of 2! He was home for Anderson's birthday and our Anniversary!
Madison was getting married June 15, 2012. So the last weekend in May Anderson and a very pregnant me packed up our belongs and headed to Utah! We were really hoping Steve could be there for the wedding but with the upcoming deployment they wouldn't give him the time off. So he stayed behind and began to pack up the apartment, Anderson, Millie, and I are going to be living in Utah while he is deployed! Anderson has not done so well with our families so we were worried about moving here for a year! We didn't know how long it would take him to get used to my family, and enjoy playing with them! We placed bets that it would be a long 2 months before he would like them! Thank heavens we were wrong and it only took 2 days before he was best friends with my Mom, and not long after till he was loving Uncle Matt, and Uncle Rob! It took a little while longer for the rest to be friends but now he LOVES them! He called everyone he cared about "Daddy" and Daddy was now "Steve". We have really enjoyed our time in Utah and hope it only gets better in the next year!
We have sure come along way since we got married! We have been married for 4 years. Steve is deployed right now and me and the kids are living in Utah with my parents! We have Anderson who is 2 and Millie who is 2 months! We are loving every little thing about our amazing family!