Well… after 40 weeks and 4 days, Miss Lucy is finally here, but it wouldn’t be normal for Brett and I to have anything just go smoothly!
Once my due date came and went, I went to the Dr. on Monday and the Dr. said it’s time to induce, we will see you Wednesday night at 6:00! So for the next two days, I went to lunch with some girlfriends, took a few naps and tried to prepare as much as I could before Lucy’s big arrival. We were all packed, Brett came home from work early around 4:00. We decided to sit down, watch Sons of Anarchy, and relax as it would be our last time in our house just the two of us!
5:00 rolls around, and its time to start getting ready to leave for the hospital. I was in the kitchen putting a few last things together and thinking to myself how calm and smooth things are going, when Brett busts through the door and yells there is a 10 foot Python in our front yard! I just laughed and said, “Now is not the time for jokes”, but I took a good look at him and his face was completely white and his hands were shaking! He was being 110% serious! What?!?!
We ran and got a neighbor, and by this time the snake had made its way up into Brett’s truck. The neighbors were heading over one by one. Finally, the cops arrived and let us know that we were not allowed to use firearms in town so we could not shoot the snake! The wildlife officer then shows up and says this was out of his jurisdiction and wound not be able to help us. What?! Are you kidding me? We are scheduled to be at the hospital in an hour for DELIVERY! Of course, I am freaking out by this point. Finally the wildlife office was able to get in contact with a local zoo and they were coming out to get the snake!
At about 5:40 we had to leave and make our way to Good Sam, in hopes that the snake would be gone by the time we brought Lucy home from the hospital!
We get to the hospital right on time, start all of our paperwork and get ready to start being induced, we receive a text from our neighbor that the snake was caught and they did let us know it was an 8 foot Boa Constrictor that was someones pet that they had let go! (Thanks a lot)!
Other than the Boa Constrictor sneaking in our front yard, everything else went smoothly. At 9:37 p.m. on September 27, 2012, I gave birth to a beautiful 8 pound 5 ounce baby girl, Lucy Monroe.