Next thing I know it’s 2am on March 20th and OMG was I just kicked in my stomach?!?! The contractions were MUCH stronger than they were on the 19th. I tried to stay in bed and just relax. That lasted for a little while. I was able to doze off between them, but by 4am the contractions were about 6-7 minutes apart and I was up and taking a bath and walking around the bedroom and breathing and showering and figuring out what felt best to get through the contractions. I figured out I did NOT like laying down at all…it KILLED to get through the contractions like that. I was much more comfortable to let Sadie hang away from me while I was standing up and leaning over.
By 8am everyone was up (except my brother…but he’s never up that early), and we were getting stuff together to head to the hospital. We arrived at the hospital about 8:30am to find out we had to wait in the waiting room because another women didn’t make it into the hospital before she had her baby…she just had the baby right there in the driveway! So they had to finish up with her before they could take me to triage.
I was taken into triage about 10 minutes later, they checked me, told me my bag of water was bulging (just about ready to break…little do they know!) and I was 5cm Dilated! They were proud of me for laboring so well at home! I was brought in to my room about 9:30am. I was ready to get in and have a baby already! It was definitely not happening that quickly.