He Likes To Walk On The Wild Side

Posted: January 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

Good morning!! Yesterday easily made the top ten list of the best days of my life. I could not have been more excited to welcome my little man into the world. Then, to top it all off, I witnessed one of the most amazing outpourings of support. You all = amazing!!!! I read through every single comment, tweet, email, etc. Every single one brought at the very least a smile to my face and at times a tear of immense joy to my eyes.

I did get a lot of comments about being sure I rest up. Don’t you worry – cuddling baby B, getting into the swing of breastfeeding again, and resting filled the majority of my day. I will still continue to regularly blog, though, as it matters so much to me. I love sharing these experiences and having a special place of my own to commemorate them and express myself at the same time. I meant it when I said I’m not going anywhere. FFF will never surpass my family’s needs, but it is still certainly one of my own needs. So, without further ado, I’m here to share the (PG rated version) details of Baby B’s arrival! Quick and to the point…


It all started Monday morning as the “Snowpocalypse” of icy roads and snow had hit our state of Georgia overnight…

9:30 am – Called my mom and jokingly told her my water broke. I wanted to freak her out about not being able to drive up to watch M like we had planned. She knew I was kidding. I told her it wasn’t happening and went about my day as normal.

3:30 pm – Did a Turbo Jam workout DVD. Didn’t even start a single contraction.

4:30 pm – My sister called and warned me that I better not go into labor anytime in the next few days because she wouldn’t be able to drive to see us.

5:30 pm – Mild contractions started. They felt the same as always and I figured they would go away after a few hours. I paced the living room floor to see if that would make them stronger.

6:30 pm – Hmmmm. 7-8 mins apart. Feeling them pretty well, but I still don’t believe it will go anywhere.

7:45 pm – Standing at the counter helping finish dinner when suddenly…did I just wet myself?? No…I just went to the bathroom. But it wasn’t a HUGE gush like water breaking. Was it?

8:00 pm – Call the doctor. He tells me I need to come in because it sounds suspicious and likely water breaking.

8:00 – 8:30 pm – Run around packing up last minute things and things for M. Peter shovels our driveway to try and get out. Contractions start coming every 5 mins and stronger. Yep. This is real!

8:45 pm – Realize we aren’t getting out of the neighborhood. Neighbors come out and offer to help. They call the ambulance for us…because yes I had to take an ambulance. We figure out how to get M to my sister-in-law’s (who lives in the neighborhood).


9:15 pm – EMT truck shows up to pick me up and drive me to the front of our neighborhood. The ambulance picks me up there. Contractions are now 3 minutes apart, but I can still breathe through them okay.

9:45 pm – Get settled and checked in to my room. Find out I’m 4 cm dilated.


10:30 pm – Doctor decides I should go ahead and get the epidural, then have them finish breaking my water (apparently only the “pre-bag” broke before), then have the baby pronto.

10:45 pm – Get the epidural. I want it by this point with contractions every couple of minutes and starting to hurt bad!

11:00 pm – Water breaks on its own.

11:30 pm – Nurse checks me. I’m already almost 9 cm dilated. She tells me to watch for pressure.

12:15 am – Nurse comes in to check in on me and I’m ready.

12:20 am – He arrives! Yep…only 5 minutes of pushing. Quick and easy delivery!

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Braedon just really wanted to have a fun 1/11/11 birthday and an exciting story to share – snow storms, ambulances, popping out in 5 minutes.I think he got what he wanted, don’t you?

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140 Comments to “He Likes To Walk On The Wild Side”
  1. lindsay says:

    wild side indeed! Talk about a GRANDE entrance. So glad you all are safe and healthy!

  2. 5 minutes!!! WOW- he REALLY wanted to come out!! Awww I’m sooooo happy for you and Peter and M 🙂 B looks absolutely perfect. Enjoy the first few days with the new addition to your family. Congratulations again- keeping you all in my prayers!

  3. 5 minutes?!?! Oh bless his heart! He wanted to meet you! What a wonderful story that you will share with him one day! Enjoy every moment together!

  4. Tina, you look absolutely beautiful. You are glowing! I’m glad everything went smoothly with the delivery of Baby B, he is precious! And what a great story 🙂 Stay well xoxoxo

  5. Wow, you are my hero! Congratulations to you and your family, how exciting! And I can’t believe that you had actually just given birth in that picture…you look gorgeous!!
    Braedon doesn’t look too shabby either. 😉 WHAT A CUTIE!!!

    • Tina says:

      Haha! Thanks. I guess it helps that I had only showered and dried my hair a couple hours before going into labor. 😉

  6. Heather says:

    He sure wanted to meet his new family! And, OMG, he’s perfect. You’re going to enjoy telling this story for the rest of his life…… 🙂

  7. Heather says:

    ha! oh that kid…he’s a joker 😉 i’m seriously so so excited to read about how everything is going. i just love that everything sounded relatively calm…i would be FREAKING OUT! i can’t wait to find out more about your little man and you as we go along.


  8. Meghann says:

    Whoa! That is some story! Sounds like a quick and easy labor (minus the whole ambulance thing 😉 ) So happy your two are healthy and happy 🙂

    • Tina says:

      My body is apparently made to pop them out. Both kiddos came out within 5 hours of real labor starting and 10 mins of pushing or less. I’m not going to push my luck with a 3rd though. We’ll be a happy family of 4. 🙂

  9. Wow so quick! He wanted to see his mommy! Glad are you in good spirits and getting your rest 🙂

  10. I knew he was going to have a grand entrance! 😀 What a story to tell him later.

    Congratulations again! I am so happy for you and your family. 🙂

  11. Tina says:

    What a story!! Glad to hear it was only a five min delivery! I can’t wait to see even more pictures, hes so adorable!!

  12. Amy says:

    Congratulations, Tina & Family– he is beautiful! And what an exciting arrival 🙂 So glad you are all safe & warm… now, to revel in new joys and get to know the newest man in your life!

  13. Tina, he’s beautiful!

    You made the birthing process sound so easy!! LOL

  14. Lisa says:

    Wow, what a great story! I’m new to your blog, have been following for a little over a month. I look forward to continue following you and getting inspiration. I will be starting my new blog in a week! Congratulations!

  15. alison says:

    Congratulations! He’s adorable!!
    What a great story to be able to tell. I’m glad you were able to safely get to the hospital, especially since you had such a quick delivery. Hooray for 5 minutes of pushing!

    Rest up!

  16. Tina he is just beautiful! I tell ya, you have one like my Max! Even the entrance to the world had to be grand and his spunky way! Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. You know I am here if you need anything! Love on that sweet little man just a little more before you get home with M. Sending hugs your way sweetie!

  17. marcia says:

    I am convinced you really were meant to give birth- 5 minutes?!??! If I did not love you so much…I just might be mad! 😉 That is AWESOME!!!!
    Thanks for the recap and take care girl! 🙂

  18. Jess says:

    WOW!!! What an awesome birth story!!! Braedon really did want to make a grand entrance but didn’t want to make you wait *too* long once you got all settled in the hospital, huh? Only FIVE minutes of pushing?? How awesome!! Good for you!!! Yay!

  19. He is absolutely gorgeous and what a story! I thought he was born on 1/10 so I guess I wasn’t right after all (but really darn close). Love the birthday!

  20. Angela says:

    Wow what a story!! Baby B is adorable, and you are a natural mom Tina! Congratulations again! 🙂

  21. What a dramatic birthday boy!!! So glad that everything went so well, despite the crazy weather drama!! He is perfect!

  22. Amazing story! I love hearing about easy deliveries like yours 🙂 Makes it less scary to think about for myself in the future!

  23. Terri says:

    He is so beautiful! Congratulations!!! And great work for that easy delivery!

  24. Cynthia says:

    What a great story. And what a way to make an entrance into this world. So glad both of you are doing okay.

  25. Shannon says:

    What a fun story to be able to tell! He is so beautiful and you are just glowing! Congratulations 🙂

  26. He is truly one of the most adorable babies I have ever seen. I can’t get over how amazing you look! I hope I look that good after I have kids! 😉

  27. Holly says:

    WOW, Tina – he wanted to come meet his family, and he wanted to come FAST! I’m so glad you made it to the hospital in time for an easy (ha!) delivery. You really do make it all look easy. Kiss that baby boy for all of us! 🙂

  28. Holly says:

    He is perfect! I absolutely loved the video yesterday! Brought tears to my eyes, actually! Enjoy your time as a new mom (for the second time), looking forward to seeing him grow up! And not a drop of sweat on your face? You know how to have babies!

  29. Emily says:

    Tina, he’s so cute!! I’m so glad that you made it safely to the hospital. Yay for such an exciting time. 🙂 I’m so looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing more stories.

  30. after all the misery you’ve been in the last couple of weeks, i’m glad at least the birth was quick! 🙂 and now you guys have such a fun and exciting birth story for him. he is just precious.

  31. Michelle says:

    What a great birth story! That is certainly something you won’t forget! Enjoy that new little bundle!

  32. Lee says:

    He’s so cute! And what an exciting birthday for him!

  33. What a beautiful baby! Congratulations again, Tina.

  34. BEAUTIFUL BABY B!!!!! congrats to you and your family, Tina! 🙂 enjoy these moments!

  35. Camille says:

    Oh my goodness, 5 minutes of pushing!? Total score! Sounds like an… eventful evening 🙂
    I can’t wait to see more photos of him as he comes home and meets M. He is gorgeous!

  36. Sounds like Baby B has a flair for the drama, huh? I can’t believe it was 5 minutes! I’d say everyone involved had a good night!

  37. Rach says:

    Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I missed this yesterday!! I am SO sorry! I got so behind on blogs yesterday and OF COURSE it’s the day you go and have a baby. 😉 Seriously, though, I am SOOO happy for you and so excited! How wonderful that it was an “easy” birth (as easy as birth can be anyway, haha) and that you both are happy and healthy! What a blessing! 🙂

  38. What a great birth story and a great birth date! I hope this does not come off as creepy but after reading about your pregnancy and now your birth story over the last 9 months I feel like we live in some kind of parallel universe. Our pregnancies seemed to be similar and I have a similar, very quick also birth for the newest little one. Like I said, hope I don’t sound like a creep. I just think it is strange and kind of neat at the same time. Take care and enjoy that little bundle of joy!

  39. Megan says:

    that’s great! i’m so excited for you and can’t wait to follow along 🙂

  40. […] blogs, I truly love the sense of community among bloggers and love to hear great news. Congrats to Tina on the new addition to their family! I am amazed at how much support is shown to one another. The […]

  41. Thank you for sharing this special experience iwht us! Baby B looks percious and you look like such a happy, lovely mama 🙂

  42. Heather says:

    Mandy said it on FB how much he really looks like M & I can see it SO much in some of these pics! He’s just gorgeous!!!! xoxo

  43. Wow, 5 minutes of pushing? Guess staying in shape really does help, doesn’t it? And what a birthday!

  44. Nadia (aka sunshine from O2) says:


    He is an absolutely stunning baby boy!

  45. What a beautiful baby boy and a great story too! It’s amazing how God works. You had a rough end to the pregnancy, but an easy delivery!! You’re giving me major baby fever btw (which I already had!)

  46. Morgan says:

    What a memorable birth story and it sounds like an easy labor!
    5 minutes of pushing?!?!? No offense-I hate you (Just kidding)!!!
    Congrats again, he is gorgeous!

  47. Mellissa says:

    He is so beautiful and that will be such a great birthday story to tell him!

  48. Stephanie says:

    5 Min? Wowzers. LUCKY! 🙂

    He is honestly just so adorable.

  49. What an amazing experience! Hugs to you and the whole family!

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