My sweet Niece Lydia was born yesterday, which has me thinking about six months ago when Hugo was born. It seems like Hugo has been a part of the family much longer than that. I feel a little shy about sharing these pictures from the hospital, they almost seem a little too special and personal, but I never want to forget that day.
Like all my boys, Hugo came about two weeks early. I was babysitting while my sister Marissa and her husband were at the temple so I had a house full of kids and about 20 minutes after Marissa left, I started having strong contractions and knew this was it. 20 minutes later they were about every 5 minutes apart and it was time to head to the hospital. When I texted Larry, he said he would meet me at the hospital, and I laughed and said he would have to come get me, I wasn't exactly up for driving myself. I was really worried that they would turn me away because things still didn't exactly feel urgent to me and it took three days to have Ollie. They hooked me up to a monitor and my contractions were every 1 to 5 minutes apart. My doctor said it was time to check me and and break my water!
We called Lisa and she came to take pictures. I was nervous about having someone else there, it's always been just me and Larry, but I loved having a dear friend there to distract me and I am so grateful for the pictures she took.
A few hours later, Hugo joined us. I couldn't believe how fast and smooth everything went. He screamed like I've never heard a newborn scream before.