Introducing Steven “Bryce” Moore. Born Wednesday, September 26th at 10:27 am.
We named Bryce after his paternal grandfather & daddy (both have the first name Steven).
Life with two kiddos is definitely different than one. I’ve learned staying at home is much easier than getting out and about with both of them.
I’ve debated sharing this story on the blog. I’d like to preface it by saying that it is incredibly funny in hindsight.
As some of you know, my original due date with Bryce was October 15th. I had an ultrasound in August that gave me another due date of October 7th but we really weren’t expecting him to arrive for a couple more weeks. The day before Bryce was born, Brooklyn was at school & I felt great. I was able to workout, plant flowers, etc. At 10 pm, a storm started coming through and I jokingly said to Scott, “I’ve heard people go into labor when storms come through.” He just laughed and then went (without my knowledge) and took two sleeping pills & we got in bed around 10:30 pm. As soon as I laid down, I started having terrible back pain. This was exactly what I had with Brooklyn. I texted my mom around 10:45 and told her what was going on but was pretty sure it was false labor. Please note while all this is going on — sweet Scott Moore is snoring away in bed pretty unresponsive. By midnight, I called the hospital and they told me it sounded like kidney pain and to drink some water & take two tylenol. At 2:30 am, I was still in terrible pain and the pain was getting worse. I went to talk to Scott (still very unresponsive. I knew he had a big meeting the next day, so tried to not bother him too much) and he told me to just go to the ER. I called his bluff and decided to get in the car by myself and drive myself to the Lakeside (the Women’s hospital in Oklahoma City). I called my mom and told her I was driving myself to the hospital and I would keep her posted on what they said. As soon as I hung up the phone, my water broke. Insert a couple choice words. I decided to call my mom back because I didn’t know what to do. Do I go wake Scott up? Do I keep driving?
My mom told me to go get Scott out of bed because the contractions were going to get worse (which was so true) and to call Scott’s mom so she could stay with Brooklyn. I called Scott and thankfully he answered & started packing for the hospital.
We got to the hospital around 4:30 and shortly thereafter my husband was asleep in the sofa. I still had no idea about the sleeping pills but at that point was in too much pain to worry about him sleeping. The nurses were great & attentive. By 10:30 Bryce was born & after he was born, Scott told me about the sleeping pills. We definitely laughed about it after he was born but it made for an eventful morning!
On another note, today is our five year anniversary! In some ways, it is hard to believe it has already been five years – in other ways it seems longer than five years. I’m beyond thankful for Scott & all he does for our family! Five years, three jobs, three houses, two kids, two dogs & lots of laughs! Here’s to 50+ more years!