Holton Peter White
Saturday, May 9th at 3:17 pm
8 lbs 13 oz & 21 inches
8 lbs 13 oz & 21 inches
Saturday morning I had a few contractions, which started our day with us thinking that maybe we would be able to meet our little boy sometime during the weekend. After snuggling in bed with the girls and making breakfast for the family, the contractions stopped. We decided to get ready for the day and head off to the Rancho Santa Fe golf course to walk a 2 mile loop around the beautiful grounds. I had a few more contractions that I was able to breathe through while waddling like a duck. After finishing the walk, everything stopped again. I started feeling a little disappointed because I was so completely excited to meet Holton. When we arrived at home, I took a nap - I slept so soundly, but after an hour and a half of sleeping, at 1 pm I was woken up with some very strong contractions. I knew things were getting started, as the contractions were already 1 minute apart. I called for Jason to start packing the car, and without any notice he ran around completely stressed out like a chicken with its head cut off, but also trying to seem so calm. He was able to call my doctor, my mom, and my sister, to let them all know that we were heading to the hospital. With a couple of more contractions, my water broke with a gush of water. Laylie so sweetly offered to clean the floor, and then grabbed 1 square of toilet paper and gave it her best shot. She also grabbed me some new shorts from my bottom drawer to replace the soaked ones I was wearing. She then ran downstairs to wash the dishes and get the entire house ready for us to leave. I truly have an amazing 5 year old! I knew now that we should head to the hospital. Once my parents arrived, we kissed Laylie goodbye, and Rael was upstairs taking a nap. Jason drove like a race car driver and I continued to tell him to calm down and that I didn't feel any pressure yet. I laughed and joked with him that he would love to have a home birth. My mom followed close behind our car to the hospital with us. Around 2 pm, we finally arrived, and I tried my best to walk into the labor and delivery area, We saw our doctor, Dr. Cap, in the hallway and he told me he would be back to see me in 30 minutes after he finished a medical procedure in the operating room. He told my nurse to be careful with me because I am a "tricky one" and that my babies come fast without notice. We signed in, and Jason was now as calm as can be. We breathed through a few more contractions in our labor room, while I leaned on him for support. Then I decided to lay in bed for a moment as Lisa and my mom rubbed my feet. Jason was right by my side telling me to breathe "in/out". I answered the nurse's questions and signed a few papers as the contractions were getting more intense, I tried my best to breathe through each one, but the nurse noticed that something changed in my face, and she asked if I wanted to push. I told her I did and that she should check me. What wonderful news she told us: "You are 9 centimeters, and almost ready!" 5 minutes later, Dr. Cap walked in and told me that it was time to have our baby boy. Just like at every other birth of mine, when I hear those words, I always have tears of joy. My heart gets so full of emotions: I get to meet my baby in just a few short minutes, I freakin' finished labor, and now life is going to change again in a beautiful way. After a few tears, I pushed 3 times and Holton Peter was in my arms at 3:17 pm. I brought Holton up to my chest and he let out his first cry and melted right into my chest. That instant, I completely fell in love with my little boy and knew that God gave me a precious gift. He is so beautiful! He has my lips, Jason's toes, and looks just like his sister Rael. Jason and I could not believe that our baby boy was born so healthy, so perfect, and so adorable. A few hours later, Laylie and Rael arrived to meet their brand new baby brother. We were now officially a family of 5! We are in love with our little guy and we all cannot get enough of him. He is perfect in every way!
And to my amazing husband, Jason - Thank you for always being my rock through each labor and being by my side. Every birth that we conquer together we fall deeper in love. I am so grateful for you and I love you more than words can say. Cheers to raising 3 beautiful children together!