August was absolutely nuts. So many big things happened with lots of little details in between. First of all, we spent the first half of the month trying to finish up packing.
After cleaning I went back to Lindsey's and she made me a ham and cheese sandwich with home-grown tomatoes that was SO delicious, and I thought it might be my last meal before baby. I was having some pain and the usual tightening contractions but I was extremely worn out too. Monday night I unpacked the bathroom a bit and put together some postpartum supplies. I was really not feeling well that day. We laid down about 11, and I woke up at 1 feeling crampy pain. It was so uncomfortable I didn't even want to roll over to wake up Raimo. I just started saying his name, and it took about 5 minutes but he finally came to. I said I think this is it, and started telling him what things to throw in a bag. Pretty soon I was saying get the kids in the car! We have to leave NOW! I will skip over the birth story because I don't feel like re-living that one. It was very painful. Anyway, a baby boy was born at 5:18 am. He was not breathing when they placed him on my belly, and NICU nurses whisked him away. All ended well thankfully. I spent a lot of time going back and forth from my room to the NICU to hold and feed him. We named him Berrett James, and he couldn't be sweeter.