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Castiel Ramon Flores

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The Birth Story

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So I am now Mom to a beautiful baby boy!  Castiél Ramón Flores was born on May 15th at 11:18 pm.



It all started on Saturday afternoon when we met a close personal friend at River's Crossing Mall to walk, walk, walk!  :)  I started having contractions on Saturday night, and then they got more frequent on Sunday morning.  However, they weren't incredibly painful.  We went to the hospital just in case at about noon on Sunday afternoon.  I was dilated to 3 cm, and was having contractions consistently every 5 minutes, even though I couldn't feel them much.  My doctor happened to be on call, and since I was a day away from my due date, he admitted me.  He broke my water at about 2:10 pm, and it was THEN that I bagan feeling the contractions.  DEFINITELY!  They were coming about every 30 seconds to 1 minute and were incredibly painful.  Luckily it only took about 30-45 minutes for me to get an epidural and then I was feeling no pain!  That anesthesiologist became my new best fri…

A Question of Control

For those who know me, they know I like to have a good bit of control over my surroundings and life.  The lack of control in situations is usually what causes me the most frustration in my life.  However, as I get older (and I guess a bit wiser), I am realizing just how little I have control over.  Admitting it is the first step to defeat the frustration that comes with it.  I have NO control over when this baby will come.  I either have to wait on him or her to decide when to come or on the doctor to make the determination that he needs to intervene and prompt delivery. Something I have had to deal with since becoming pregnant - I had no control over whether this would be a viable pregnancy, whether the baby would be healthy, and I still don't have any control over the health, well-being, personality, or anything else about the baby - that is all up to God.  I am currently looking into the possibility of moving into the area of online education.  I have applied for several online…