I woke up Saturday morning and started getting ready for the morning. Aaron and I were headed to the hospital, my dad was going to finish up some things at home and then meet us there.
As I was getting ready I noticed I was very uncomfortable and couldn't distract myself from the discomfort. After forcing myself to finish getting ready I laid back down for a bit in an effort to rest a bit. After telling Aaron what I was feeling and after listening to my body more, I thought that maybe I was in labor and had started having contractions. We called my doula (birth coach/assistant) and explained my symptoms to her…baby was on the way!
We quickly packed and got on the road to head back to Peoria. We were going to have a home birth so I was very set on getting back to our house in Metamora. On our way I called my mom and said, "Don't got anywhere momma, I'm having this baby and soon you'll be a grandma!" She said, "Okay, good luck, I hope it's a baby girl!"
After many hours of laboring, Sunday morning at 4:15am in the comfort of our own home Aaron and I welcomed Baby boy, Beau Robert Sparks into our family. He weighed 8.5lbs and is 20.5 inches long. We were overwhelmed with love for our sweet baby boy!
We can't wait for Beau to meet his Grandma! Maybe my mom was right about that pepperoni pizza ;)