My sweet baby girl is 2 today. I cant believe it. Seems like just yesterday she was born!!! In honor of her birthday I am going to post her birth story!! It was a whirlwind thats for sure!

On Valentines day, 2006, I was at Rylee's party at school. I noticed my braxton hicks were pretty regular.... about every 10 minutes. I thought nothing of it since I was 3 1/2 weeks from my due date. We went home and that night I noticed they were 7 minutes apart. They were nothing to complain or worry about.
Mike had fallen asleep upstairs with the kids after tucking them into bed so I layed on the couch to watch the news and fell asleep. At exactly 1:07 am I was awoken by a contraction that kicked my butt! I yelled for Mike to get down stairs that It was time!. I called my brother, who lives a mile away, to stay with the kids. At this time my contractions were 4 minutes apart. They were painful....we needed to go.
My brother got to our house at 1:30 am and we hopped in our expedition and took off. I was keeping track of my contractions and all of a sudden they were 2 minutes apart. I was like, "what the hell?.....honey step on it!" We live 15 minutes away from the birthing center so I was kind of getting worried.
We pulled into the birthing center at 1:45 am and as I walked in my water broke all over their floor. OOPS!!! The nurses grabbed a wheel chair, rushed me in a room and got a gown on me. They checked me right away and I was 10 centimeters dilated...and guess what?? No doctor was there! WHAT???? I need to push and there is no doctor??? The nurse told me she could deliver but would rather wait for the doctor and held the babies head in. That was not fun.....
A few minutes later, a doc came running in and two little pushes and Mayson was out right on the bed at 2:01 am. ( 16 minutes after getting to the birthing center) She came out face down so I couldn't see her face. They took her right away and started to bag her since she was having some breathing issues. As I looked over at her I could see from a crossed the room that she had down syndrome. No one was saying anything about it so as soon as they handed her over to me I said, "she has down syndrome doesn't she?" They told me they thought she did but would need to do more tests to confirm. I sat there and held her and stared at her. She was so beautiful.
The down syndrome never bothered us. She was just our beautiful baby girl. We all three layed in bed together. I had her laying on to skin since she couldn't keep her body temperature up. Her oxygen levels were down a bit and so they took her up to the NICU.
In the NICU they took xrays and she was put in a oxygen tent due to fluid still in her lungs from being born so fast. Her stats were not were they wanted them to be. They had to do 3 days of antibiotics as well so the fluid would not turn into an infection. Many tests were done due to her DS probability.
Mayson was a healthy baby....praise the lord...She had no heart issues, etc. I think the hardest thing dealing with her birth was not the DS but having to leave the hospital without her! Thank goodness, the next day, they released her and she got to come home.
Now, I look at her an I am amazed. She surprises us every day with something new!! She is such a blessing.....
Here are a few pictures of my princess celebrating her birthday with her friends from storytime!
They all accept her for who she is.... which is the greatest gift of all!

date Friday, February 15, 2008

30 comments to “Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Baby Girl!!!”

  1. Carey
    8:33 AM

    Love it love it love it! I hadn't ever heard your birth story, that was crazy! It never happens like that, you're so lucky. I guess no drugs needed huh?!!! I'm so happy for you guys and I've enjoyed watching our girls grow into precious beautiful little toddlers. They are such blessings!

  1. Amanda
    8:44 AM

    Happy Birthday Miss May-may!!! You are such a sweet little spirit, and I know you have so much to give to the world!!
    And Amy, what a crazy birth story, reminds me a bit of Sarah's, lol. I'll have to post that on her birthday. :)

  1. ~Melissa~
    9:04 AM

    Happy Birthday Mayson - you beautiful girl!!!

    What a great birth story - she came fast!

  1. Christina
    10:18 AM

    What an adventure! LOL Happy Birthday cutie!!

  1. Chris
    11:46 AM

    Happy Birthday Mayson. Looks like you had a great party!! Loved hearing your birth story; so many birth stories are filled with pangs of sadness. You are blessed that yours is not one of them.

  1. Megan's got 47
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  1. Melanie
    3:57 PM

    Happy Birthday Mayson!

  1. Michelle
    5:40 PM

    Happy 2nd Birthday Mayson! thanks for sharing the story too! I can't believe she's 2! Looks like it was a fun party!

  1. Tricia
    7:49 PM

    Happy Birthday, May-May you GORGEOUS girl! :)

    Wow! What a birth story! Amy, you are a rock star! :)

  1. Kacey Bode
    10:52 PM

    Happy Birthday pretty girl!!! She is so stinking cute!!!

  1. RK
    11:24 PM

    A big Happy Birthday to Miss Mayson! Watch out world!

  1. Anonymous
    11:47 PM

    Aww-Happy Birthday to your Precious little girl Mayson!!

    mb, sc

  1. Christina
    10:32 AM

    HAPPY HAPPY LAte b-day from Vince and momma!

  1. Laurie
    10:58 AM

    Happy, happy birthday, Mayson!!

  1. FBF Rothkopf
    11:03 AM

    Happy Happy Birthday, Gorgeous Girl!

    Smooches from Francine and Sofia

  1. Melissa
    7:30 PM

    Happy Birthday Mayson!!! From one of your faithful followers on the March Moonbeams board. It seems like just yesterday we were all talking about being pregnant with our little ones :-( time flies!!!

  1. Brent & Jodie
    10:50 PM

    That little girl just makes me smile!! Happy Birthday, May-May!

  1. Princess Morgan
    11:25 PM

    Oh, Happy Birthday angel baby!!!! I knew the big day was coming up fast!! It has been a true joy watching you grow up. You are absolutely beautiful & amazing! Keep teaching us. We all have so much to learn from you, precious girl. Happy Birthday!!!!! Ladybug hugs!

  1. Tammy and Parker
    11:38 PM

    Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

  1. Mommy to those Special Ks
    10:27 AM

    She is SO cute!!! Happy Birthday Mayson!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Brandee
    3:25 PM

    That is one amazing birth story, it's what first grabbed my attention to be so interested in you and Mayson on the March 06 board. What a delivery! And what a sweet little princess she is. I'm so glad her 2nd birthday was such a fun and special day!! Curran sends a kiss! :)

  1. mom2noah
    7:34 PM

    What a great party Mayson had. I love the picture of her sitting on the table. How adorable. Whoo Wee what a birth story....Noah was a early bird too, 4 weeks to be exact. Lil bugger was stuck so not quite as quick as mayson's. Thanks for sharing such great pictures.

  1. mom2noah
    7:35 PM

    What a great party Mayson had. I love the picture of her sitting on the table. How adorable. Whoo Wee what a birth story....Noah was a early bird too, 4 weeks to be exact. Lil bugger was stuck so not quite as quick as mayson's. Thanks for sharing such great pictures.

  1. Gabi's Mommy
    10:46 PM

    I am a little late, but as they say better late than never!


    What a perfect cake for such a darling little princess:)
    It looked as if she had a great time. Now if we could just do something about all that snow that keeps dumping on you...WOW!!!

    Also I wanted to thank you soooooo much for posting our website button to your blog. Every bit of help we can get is fabulous. THANKS!!!


  1. Anonymous
    6:28 PM

    Me too, I didn't make it here in time, but Happy Birthday sweet Mayson! We love you!!

  1. Michelle
    5:01 PM

    Happy Birthday to sweet little Mayson!

  1. jotcr2
    4:27 AM

    Happy Birthday Mayson. From your Aussie Friend Sheena. 2 rules!

  1. Little Miss E
    11:17 AM

    Happiest of birthdays, Ms. Mayson! Can't wait to see you again! We miss you!!!

  1. Dylan, Jonah, and Mom
    1:41 AM

    Happy Birthday! Love the pictures!

  1. Emily
    12:05 AM

    Happy birthday Mayson! It's great to have such a cute "big girl" to look up to!