The night I told Bret I was pregnant was a night we will never forget. I actually had a feeling I was pregnant before I even tested! I took a test that morning, and it came back positive almost immediately. I decided I would wait to tell Bret until after work- because I wanted to do it kind of special. I ran to Carter’s and found a cute onesie to surprise Bret with! When Bret picked me up to go to dinner with his family that night I gave him a gift bag with the onesie and my pregnancy test. He threw the bag in the back without even opening it because he thought it was a gift for someone else. When I told him it was for him- he opened it and he seriously thought I was kidding! But when he realized I was serious, he was really excited.
Fast forward 9 months. Pregnancy was the hardest thing I have ever done. I had SPD (Symphasis Pelvic disorder) so my hips and my tail bone hurt the entire pregnancy. To a point where it hurt to walk. At 39 Weeks Bret and I ended up in Labor and delivery at 3 a.m. I had been having contractions pretty consistently that night. They ended up sending us home because I wasn’t progressing. However, my blood pressure had stayed consistently high at the hospital, so they told me I would need to go to my doctor’s office to have it checked to make sure it went down later that afternoon. I debated even going to the doctor to get checked. But Bret convinced me that I needed to go. They checked it 4 times while I was there and it was still too high, so my doctor decided it was going to be best if I was induced that day. They sent me to the hospital right from my doctors office! I was terrified because I was by myself. I called Bret and my mom and they were both there in record time! Dr. Lamoreaux broke my water around 3:44 pm, and they started me on Pitocin. By 4:30 pm I had an epidural (best decision ever). They ended up stopping my pitocin because I was having too many contractions on top of each other. At 10:30 pm I was fully dilated and ready to push. I pushed for 2 hours! We didn’t know how big our boy was, and he got a little bit stuck. Maverick Bret Short was born at 12:37 am on September 15, 2017. He weighed in at 9 lbs 6 oz. and he was 19.5 inches long! His poor little head was bruised from getting stuck, and he was having a little bit of a hard time breathing after he was born. But after skin to skin, he was doing great. He was the most beautiful baby! ❤️ And we were immediately smitten with him.