Little Spike was “due” to make her appearance on January, 31, 2007; but, like her mom and dad, she seemed to like putting off major things that she didn’t feel like doing. After almost being induced on Sunday, February 10, she caught a break and was given a 24 hour extension to come into the world on her own….within three hours of that extension, her mom went into labor.
Spike’s mom labored at home for about 12 hours and then headed into the hospital. After six more hours in the hospital, Spike still wasn’t too keen on coming out. Her mom decided to take advantage of the medical intervention available (an epidural and Pitocin) to hurry her along. Another five hours and it was time to push…but Spike had one more idea. She had always loved having her hands in her mouth and next to her face while she was in her mom’s tummy so she thought, “why not on the way out?” Unfortunately, that made it so it was impossible for her mom to push her out, and after 2 ½ hours of pushing, Little Spike and her mom were rolled into the operating room for a C-Section. At 5:57 AM Spike entered the world and became Azalea Lois Walker. When her mom saw the little cone on her head she felt awful for the pushing she had done. (Seriously, Zayley, I’m sorry about the pushing…I’m glad your head has corrected itself)
Although Zayley took a while to make it here, her parents are so happy to have her (and don’t even get me started on the grandparents). She is a sweet and adorable baby. Definitely worth the wait.