Well, looks like July 4 was the day!
Baby joined our little family at 3:28 pm weighing 10 lbs 2 oz and measuring 21.5″ She had a ton of brown hair gracing her head, long, skinny toes, feet, and fingers, and chubby little cheeks. Her name means “hard-working” & “wise.”
Now for the story…
I had gone to my doctor’s appointment on the 3rd and baby was head down, I was dilated to between a 2-3, and 50% effaced. It was just a matter of time.
Sure enough, starting at about 2:30 am on the 4th the contractions started coming every 3 minutes apart and hard. I let them go for about 1.5 hrs until I felt I couldn’t take it much longer and I woke my husband. He raced around while I laid in the bed. My sides were hurting something awful–in fact, to the point, I couldn’t get out of bed by myself. Ty helped me out of bed and to the car and they continued every 3 minutes apart all the way to the hospital. But, I had this funny feeling that something wasn’t quite right. I didn’t feel like I was dilating, yet I hoped to be pleasantly surprised.