Our new baby boy, Jackson Steven Tyler Smith, was born May 6, 2011 at 7:01 pm after about 4 or 5 hours of labor I began to feel the most intense pain I have EVER felt. My contractions became 1 on top of the other, not even giving me a chance for relief from them. Then I thought my water was breaking. I had not been dilated any up until this point, but I figured that was what all was going on. I was wrong. I kept feeling the "water" trickling out and decided I would feel to see what it was. It was blood and a lot of it. I lost it, and my oldest daughter ran to the nurses station to get help. My husband had just stepped outside to make a phone call, but I was afraid that I couldn't wait for him to return. I look back now and wonder why I didn't push the nurses button. Panic and fear I suppose. The nurses checked me and I had only dilated to a 1. I was having a placental abruption. I called my dearest friend Jennifer to ask her to pray for me and within a few minutes, she was there with my husband and oldest daughter. I got my epi and things are a blur after that until recovery. I woke up to a healthy baby boy who is a GREAT nurser ( thank you LORD!!!!) and a still alive me :-) My uterus was left in tact and I suffered minimal blood loss. I have actually had a much better recovery so far, than I did with my Emily. I am so thankful for the quick actions of the hospital staff, their discretion, and most of all for the blessings of my Lord thru this ordeal.
Since then, my husbands parents have began giving us a hard time about children and homeschooling and are basically up to their old tricks. Please pray for Cameron to have the strength to stand his ground and the right words to say to defend our family. They want a "face to face" this weekend to tell us how it is "going" to be. My husband is a quite man, but once pushed to far, he can really speak his mind, especially when it comes to us. So since all this is going on, I may be permantly shutting down this blog. I dont post often but I have shared some pretty personal info that I don't know if it was the right thing to do or not. I have also been convicted about the fact that I get too wrapped up in the internet on blogs, message boards, etc. I know that the Lord is calling us to a simple life and I honestly don't know yet if this blog is a part of that life. So if I decide that I will post a final post and then close the blog. Thanks for all the prayers and walking with me on this journey. God bless you all!