I would like You to Meet Jessica Grace Miller (100% Organic)

World of Miller Bloggers I would like to introduce you to to Jessica Grace MillerYes that is correct Baby Jess has arrived 2 weeks early and Dad gets to Blog about it. Monday April 20th was the 113th Boston Marathon and sense we couldn’t be apart of that great event we decided to have our own Marathon here in San Antonio.

At 7:30 A.M. I rolled out of bed to get ready for work (I know I sleep in a few extra minutes and boy was I glad), just as I was about to get into the shower Lindsay went Running to the toilet (despite her overly large Ankles) and says “what the heck” I didn’t wet my pants did I? I couldn’t have “it’s still going… it doesn’t smell like pee here you check” oh yes that was a first for me, so I not wanting discuss it further I obliged and agreed it was not pee. So like we had planned with our Bradley training if when the water broke we wouldn’t panic and would take it one step at a time. So not knowing what else to do I jumped in the shower not knowing if this would be my last one, and while in there Lindsay asked if I was okay, what else is a guy to say, “yeah I’m okay why do you ask,” “well I just saw you take some really deep breaths so wanted to check,” and not knowing what to say to that I just said “you weren’t suppose to see that don’t worry about it” (When really inside I was thinking Holly Crap we are about to have this Kid 2 weeks early and I’m not ready to do this yet, I needed at least the give 40 weeks gestation time to at least be a little more prepared)

So know what do we do? After all the preparation we did I never imagined that this is how it would start. So we put together a game plan Lindsay had an appointment with her OB (wow great doctor by the way). We started the 24 hr clock and decided we would just go on our day until the appointment came or we hit the 5-1-1 rule if you don’t know what that is you need to take a Bradley class. Lindsay put together a list of a few things we needed at store that were items we still needed to get to be fully prepared. Lindsay said she would go do it while I went to work and would just call when she was ready for a ride to the hospital. Okay stop thinking bad about me there was no way I was letting her go to the store so I went with my list and then decided that I would come drop it off and run into work to square that away.

The List

  • Nursing Bra (what the ???? yeah first time buying a bra for Richard here, took asking one sales associate who didn’t speak English, sorry I don’t have that in my spanish vocab, and her asking another sales associate who semi spoke english, and then asking one that was fluent in English so yes three people I had to ask )
  • Car seat (wanted to be able to bring Jess home and we just hadn’t bought yet but with a gift card from Saturday’s festivities were set)
  • Monster Maxi Pad (uh ????? mark that down as another first)
  • And of course Eye shadow (had to buy like 2 different ones with a rainbow of colors hoping I would be somewhat close to what I was to get)

I then made the run home and headed to work to get ready to be gone a few days I had called in and said I would be running late getting in. I unload the stuff I had sitting on back seat to make room for Mom and Baby, and went to work. Eventually (okay like 2 minutes after getting to work) I let it spill that we had a plumbing leak at our house and it wasn’t in my copper pipes. So they all were like what and you didn’t go right to hospital (again need to take the Bradley class best class ever for a soon to be Daddy, it wouldn’t have gone so well without them). So I told them there was no rush we had 24 hrs and that there was no point in sitting in the hospital getting ready when she could do it at home. So after awhile and them worrying so much about my wife and thinking I was the worst husband of the year I went home. It’s where I wanted to be and they were offering so what the heck. So I got home just in time to go for a Mile walk with Lindsay, after the walk Lindsay went and laid down for 60 min or so as she was starting to get over excited. After getting up from that she went for a short walk and we headed to appointment with contractions about 5-6 min apart.

We got to Doctor’s office (they still didn’t know about the leak at our house) well we told the nurse but not so sure she told Dr. as when she came in she was like “hey why you losing weight” and Lindsay said well “it is probably the amniotic fluid I lost today” the Doctor did a double take and was like what, and this is first I am hearing of this and I was like we told the Nurse :). Anyways we brought our bags just in case we needed to check in after the appointment but Linds was only a 3 so she let us go home and just wanted us to check in by 5pm so she could check her again. We also found out that she was on call and that it wasn’t her normal night but that another Doctor had switched with her. Lindsay was so grateful it would be her doctor and not another one on call Monday night. So we went home Lindsay finished some emails for Stake Youth Conference and I got a few other things ready around the house. We got to the Hospital at right about 5, and once we got there Lindsay slowed on progressing just cause of all the checking in process I think. We walked the halls for like an hour boy that gets boring fast (like after 2 laps). Then Lindsay’s Dad showed up, he had just flown in from India to Houston to Fly to Utah for her sister’s College Graduation (GO Cougs) on Thursday and Friday and as soon as he found out we were in Labor he changed his Monday Flight to Wednesday and Drove over here (I thought this would be his reaction knowing him, and boy was I glad to see him it great to have some moral support there and to have a familiar face) after an hour he headed off to the waiting room, by then we had progressed to a 5.

Well, now Linds didn’t really want to get out of bed much, was getting annoyed when they came in to put the monitors on, luckily the Doctor said since we were going all natural she only had to have it on for 20 min every 2 hrs that was a great blessing. Contractions were getting stronger and a little longer and around 9:30 PM the Doctor called the nurse for an update so she came and check and Linds hadn’t progressed was still at a 5. That was heart breaking for both of us especially Lindsay. So the Nurse of course mentioned Pitocin, not what Lindsay wanted to hear.

At around 10 is when the Crap hit the Fan (pardon my French but that’s what happens when Daddy gets to write the blog :)). The contractions were right on top of each other with only 40-50 seconds break of rest and they were getting worse and poor Mommy, it was hard to make it to the bathroom before another would start and she was just at wits ends. She looks at me crying and say “you know how I said no matter what I say to don’t let me get an epidural well I changed my mind, make it stop, make it go away.” Now what do I do, as a Coach in my class I was taught to be strong, but how the heck to do that when the woman you love more then anything is crying in pain and you can’t do anything about it but give in and give her some drugs. They taught us at this breaking point to take out the baby clothes to get mommy refocused, I thought about it but with the look in her Eye I knew that if I did that I would’ve ended up with a Black eye for sure. So I just held her hand and ran finger over face and hair and she calmed down and began relaxing, which was good as that is the keep to Bradley. So at about 11 the Doctor came to hospital, to deliver another baby and said when she was done there she would come check Lindsay, well after Doctor was done nurse (Laurie was her name by the way) came in and said do you want me to check you or wait for Dr. Williams, she wanted to wait. As 5 or 10 min passed I noticed she was kind of Pushing, so I was like lets get you checked now so I called the Nurse back in and she checked her and she was at an 81/2 or 9 and they were like this baby is coming and will be here soon, not long after that we were squatting on the side of the bed, daddy holding mommy up, and delivering a Beautiful Baby girl, with out any drugs, I’m married to Superwoman!!!! Baby and Mommy are doing great, every one is so excited to meet each other. Jess is feeding really well and we are all back in the comforts of our own home. Sorry for being Long winded but it took me 7 year to get to write this blog so I hope you enjoyed. The Greatest Day of our Lives April 21, 2009 at 12:53 am our little Angel came to us weighing 7 lbs 1 oz and measuring 20 and a half inches long. It’s a Great Day to Be a DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A few extra pic for grins (mom can post her own blog some other day)
Thanks Grandpa for your Help!!!!!

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23 Comments on “I would like You to Meet Jessica Grace Miller (100% Organic)

  1. Great blog Daddy! You had us laughing several times. I’m so glad you’r all home safe and sound. That video clip is stellar, can’t wait to see that sweet face in person. Love you all!

  2. Great blog-I read every word, Ritchie. 🙂 I’m so happy for you guys. That little video is so cute. I’m sad I don’t get to meet her until this summer, but I’m looking forward to that. Congratulations! We love you all.

  3. Oh my word! Ritchie the daddy, that was a great blog. You had me laughing! Oh how I wish I could be there to hold that baby!!! I’m so glad everyone is doing well. Can’t wait to see you all.

  4. I was both laughing and getting teary-eyed reading this. I sure love you guys. I’m just so happy and happy for you! I love that sweet little thing already…I just want to hold her! Enjoy it, I’m telling you, they grow fast. Even in this 6 weeks Evie is getting so big (I mean, she’s still a tiny baby, but definitely growing!). That is the EXACT same PJs that we brought Evie home in!! (great minds think a like) and it was huge on her too. Oh man, I wish I was flying out right now to see you guys. I love that it’s Linds Ritchie and Jess now, not just Linds and Ritchie. So happy. Love you guys.

  5. Only you would have us laughing hysterically then bawling like a baby in the same post Ritchie! I too read every word, and I’m about to read every word again. You did a great job as the coach and dad to be, and Lindsay did a fantastic job with everything as well (Drug free? You are my HERO!!!). And look at what a beautiful beautiful precious miracle you have. She is absolutely beautiful and both of you are just GLOWING with pride. That video is just the sweetest thing, next to the baby in person of course. 🙂

    Thanks for posting Daddy!!!!

  6. Hahah, oh Retchard, reeee—-taaaard. I laughed. And I love that little baby girl. I’ve watched that video like 6 times already.

  7. What a great story!! Grandpa and I also laughed and cried as we read it. Jessica will be such a blessing to the both of you. Love ALL of you so much!

  8. As I’m reading this blog post out loud to Chris, and holding Ethan in my arms, I mentioned how these cousins obviously really wanted to come here together… I’m not joking, Ethan did a newborn smile in his sleep as I said it! Lindsay I’m so proud of you that you “went the distance”! I got my epidural WAY too late and it didn’t take effect, and I felt everything having him, and I can honestly say it is not for me! 🙂 And Ritchie I am so proud of you for that wonderfully detailed post that sounded like the mommy was telling the story rather than the daddy. If only all Dads could be so proud, and care so much about the details! 🙂 We are so happy for you guys, and can’t wait to meet her

  9. That was a neat blog! Thank you Ritchie for posting it, it is what we have been waiting to hear and see. She is beautiful and you all are amazing! I had never hear of this Bradley thing, but it sure sounds like you were A students! Lindsay you are super woman! Ritchie, you deserve a medal for having to go to the store with that shopping list! The video is so precious, it is so sweet when she opens her little eyes and we hear a little coo. We love you guys and will be waiting for me posts!!

  10. Ritchie that was so funny! Thanks for the post!! I am so glad she is here and so happy for you guys! Congrats and love to you all!!

  11. Congratulations Lindsay and Ritchie! She is beautiful and I’m so glad that you got your wish for a natural birth. I laughed my head off when you said you had to buy a nursing bra and maxi pads. Too funny!

  12. Congrats you guys that is a great deliver story. Ritchie isn’t it great to be so involved. Very few men could describe their wives delivery in such detail. Glad it worked out for you guys. Linds you are a superwomen. Aren’t you so proud of yourself:) I’m still working out a weekend to come down and see you. Hopefully soon.
    Sarah

  13. Ritchie you are hilarious! That was such a great blog. Made me cry too. I am so so happy for you guys!! COngrats on your beautiful little family.

  14. What a great post. I am so glad to get some details about the big day. I have been wondering how everything went. Thanks for the great post. I enjoyed every word of it.

  15. She is so beautiful! All day Tuesday whenever I thought of you guys I’d get so emotional….I’m so happy for you!! And Ritchie, you are hilarious! That was an awesome post. Lindsay, you are superwoman! When they gave me pitocin with Preston, I didn’t last too long without the epidural. Congratulations! I’m leaving early tomorrow morning for my sisters wedding. When I get back in town we’ll bring you dinner.

    p.s. I love the name:)

  16. Congrats, you guys! Jessica really is a beautiful baby. I’m glad you are all doing well. It’s awesome that Ritchie bought you a bra and pads! That’s love!

  17. Way to go guys, nice work. Ritchie, although I give a ton of credit to your super-wife, I give you props as well for your coaching role. I’ve been there a few times and it’s not easy. Hope all is well after week one with a baby…
    -Kevin

  18. Ritchie writes a great birth story. So funny. Congratulations to you three! She is beautiful!

  19. SOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS LINDSAY & RICTCHIE!!! What the heck, a brand new baby smiling all over the place? She is so adorable. Do I need to send you a trophy for your superhuman work? I'm so glad you had such an amazing delivery. I've heard so much good about Bradley. Ritchie–loved the journal of events. I LOVED every detail! Thanks so much for sharing. Kudos to you both for this little miracle. And I'm in love with her name, Linds! 232-4-eva!

  20. Good post, and congratulations mom and dad! She is just precious and way to do it all without any drugs! I’m talking to you too Ritchie.

  21. I LOVED reading Ritchie’s side of the story. My favorite part was when “the crap hit the fan.” I have to say that I was VERY AMUSED at the shopping list, too. I would NEVER let Derrick pick out a bra, pads, or makeup for me!

  22. It has been soo long sice thhis all tookplace so i donot know if youwill ever see it howeer i just wantedto say thank you to richie for the fabullous stoory of thee birth of your baby. I completey enjoyed reading it i hadall of mine without drgs also and am so glad that i did

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