On Tuesday, June 27th 2017, my due date, I woke up around 6:30am having contractions every six minutes apart. Oh, how they were SO welcomed!!! The last three weeks of my pregnancy was so, so hard on my body. I felt like every step I took was an act of God due to the pelvic pains I was experiencing. I don't miss those at all!!!
That morning I went down stairs to sit on the couch, watch my fave show, Forensic Files, drink an iced coffee and contract!!! I started timing them and was really getting excited with how consistent they were. My friend Arlissa sent me a text asking if anything was happening and I was totally stoked to share my progress. After an hour of contracting, I decided to go take a shower in hopes that I would need to make the hour long journey to the hospital soon. Unfortunately, when I got in the shower my contractions halted. I was SO bummed.
Later that day Trey, the girls and I headed to our office in downtown Monroe. My contractions started to pick back up and got a little closer too! When I mentioned it to Trey he suggested that we go have dinner in Athens. This would put us even closer to our hospital just in case we needed to go. Cheddar's was at the top of my list! I ordered the veggie plate and oh boy the contractions started to get EVEN CLOSER! Three to five minutes apart! I was logging them in an app on my phone. I would start a contraction, finish it, take a bite of food and then another one would start. I could barely finish my meal. When we got up to leave, an older couple next to us asked me when my due date was. I replied, "It's today!" She then let me know that her husband was a retired OBGYN!
When we left the restaurant Trey was ready to check into the hospital. I was reluctant. I felt like my contractions weren't close enough. He called my midwife and asked her opinion. She said "Come on. I'll have a room ready for her." Her concern was that I would go super fast! With RyAnne I labored six hours and with Olivia I labored three.
Once we arrived at the hospital, around 8:00pm, guess what?! My contractions totally stopped! Ugh! I wanted to go home right then and go to sleep. lol Trey wasn't having that! We went ahead and got checked in. Once my midwife checked me, she determined I was dilated to a six/seven. She offered to break my water and assured me I would go super fast if she did. This wasn't something I had planned and I wasn't interested. I really wanted my body to do this on its own.