I've decided to write our experience in verse. Here goes:
Twas the night of the sabbath, December 21st
I was having contractions, but I've had much worse.
We ate supper at the Dickinsons which was made from the heart
And the cramps that I had were about 7 minutes apart.
We watched a poor movie and when it got through
They were five minutes apart for more than an hour or two.
It was midnight that I convinced Dave that the time was near
I made a quick call and Bam! the Blatters were here.
We rushed to the hospital. The winds were a blowin'
I was worried we wouldn't make it the way the blizzard was goin'.
I was nervous and anxious and it may have been said
That visions of car birthing snuck in my head.
Alas, we made it and we were both still alive
when the nurse came to check me she said, "I'd say you're a five."
So we walked and we walked and we walked some more
And the contractions got harder than they felt before.
45 minutes of walking was heaven
"Good work team Cain! You are now at a seven."
The time was getting closer- so my water she broke
And the cramps hurt so bad I thought I would croak.
About 30 minutes of those horrible things
And I was about to give the anesthesiologist a ring.
When in came the midwife and checked me again-
"You can do it, Cicely. You're nearing a ten."
"I can do it," I thought, if Dave is beside me,
He can talk me through it, he can help me and guide me.
And away went my emotions, my sanity, my voice
I wanted to stop crying and shaking, but I had no choice.
The pain was so bad that I thought I'd pass out
And the crazy grunting noises I made- I could do without.
But looking into my perfect husband's eye
Was the only way I could make it if I didn't want to die.
It took a few pushes, and the worst possible pain
To get the most beautiful present- little baby girl Cain.
She came and she laid on my chest and I knew
That all of the pain that pregnancy put me through
Was nothing at all. None of it real.
This little precious person in seconds made me feel
That though pain and discomfort is no fun at all
I could do it forever to touch this little doll.
She was 7 lbs. 5 oz. and 21 inches long
Her little squeaks in her voice is like listening to a song.
She is the most beautiful miracle. I can never complain
And I will love her forever- my daughter, Faye Suite Cain.
Some pictures of my baby.