Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Well its a good thing I recovered that chair on Tuesday because I had a surprise on Wednesday night. It was a normal night I went to bed at 10:30pm. About 1:30am I woke up thinking I was about to pee my pant. I ran to the bathroom...lets just say not all of it went in the toilet. I called Gabe kind of laughing about how I pretty much just peed my pants. He laughed and I then I took a shower and washed my clothes. But then I noticed a few other weird things.. which I won't go into detail about but I started to freak me out. I called my sister crying wondering if my water broke and then called Gabe again. Gabe told me call a doctor or to go back to bed. I decided to google what it was like when you water broke and I noticed again some things and started freaking out more. I called my good friend Amy and she came over and I called the doctor. They called back and told me to come in and get checked. At this point I wasn't having any contractions.

When we got in the car I started to feel little ones. We timed them and they were 2 minutes apart. This really scared me because I thought when you first went into labor contractions were much further apart and that 2 min meant you were having a baby soon. When we got to the hospital I was a wreck and I was crying. It was so early I was only 35 1/2 weeks and Gabe was in Portland, I didn't want to have the baby without him. They finally check me to see if my water did break. It had and I was dilated to a 6. Not long after they got me into a room I was already a 7. Not long after that the contractions got pretty painful and were every 45 seconds lasting a minute so I got an epidural which I was very thankful for. At this time Gabe was headed to the airport, we kept him updated through calls and texts. I had some great support in the room with me. My friends Amy, Karris and Kami were all there. And I had a wonderful duola. They all helped me relax so much. Right around the time Gabe boarded his flight I started pushing. I pushed for about 45 min and the little guy was born at 9:14am on Thursday July 28. My friend was sending Gabe emails with photos and video and he was able to check them on his laptop on the flight so he was notified every step of the way. The flight attendant even made an announcement on his flight.

Kobe Oliver Benjamin Eyerly was 6lbs 3 oz and 19 inches long. He had a little trouble breathing right after birth so they took up to the nursery and then to the NICU. Gabe finally made it around 6pm that night. Kobe is doing really good, he is still in the NICU but hopefully he will come home on Friday. He was on oxygen at first and a feeding tube but now is off all those. He just needs to work on his eating and breathing at the same time. We love him soo much and can't wait until he can come home.

Other other news.. I got released from the hospital on Saturday morning..we had movers come to our house that afternoon and pack up everything to take it to Portland. Gabe and I are staying with friends for the next 3 weeks until Kobe is good to travel. Its been a little stressful at times but we are so happy to have him in our family. I guess he just couldn't wait.


Brad and Hailey said...

Holy cow! I had the same middle of the night water breaking. It sounds like it was meant to be though! I am so glad he is doing so well and looks like he can be home soon with you guys! How crazy, and moving too! Wow! He's adorable! Good luck!

SSToone said...

Wow! You are awesome Leslie! Keep posting pictures of your guy but I know you're busy. I'm excited that you'll be in Portland soon!

Lindsay Coudron said...

I'm so excited for you to bring him home!!!!! Love you!!!

Mandy Coffey said...

CONGRATS LESLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a crazy story to be able to tell! I wish my labor story was half that interesting.

He is a doll and i love his name!

hwg2g2 said...

Congratulations and I am so glad you and the baby are doing well! It must have been hard to do that without Gabe, good job being brave! Your little guy is so cute!