Oct 9, 2017

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself...My Labor & Delivery Story

I am most certainly a stranger now when it comes to blogging. The last time I sat before this computer screen writing a blog post was last summer (July 2016) after our family vacation to Kauai.  I wanted to revisit my blog to share my Labor & Delivery story because it was such an incredible moment in my life. It is a day that I will never forget and I have been asked quite a bit about my story. I was hesitant to because people can be very judgmental online; however, it is my story and I own my story entirely.

So, here is what everyone wants to know... 

On Sunday, September 17, 2017 (at 39w2d), I lost my mucus plug during the early morning. Didn't think anything of it other than to know labor was likely imminent at this point. I contacted the on call doctor - which just so happened to be my doctor - and she advised me to remain at home as I wasn't experiencing contractions during this time. After I lost my mucus plug, I started wearing a sanitary napkin so that I could monitor any additional fluid. 

A couple hours later, I begin noticing fluid and starting have mild to moderate contractions. At this time, I also realized that I hadn't felt baby girl's movements as intense as the evening before. After a quick call to the doctor again, I knew that I had more time because the contractions weren't consistent. Hubby & I went to lunch with family at Fish City Grill so I could eat one last time just in case. I felt baby girl moving during lunch but the contractions were getting stronger. After contacting the doctor, they advised that I come in to monitor baby and also to test the fluid to ensure it wasn't amniotic fluid.

Jul 29, 2016

Na Pali Coast

Hey there beautiful girls! I wanted to share just a few photos with you from our 2-mile hike to Hanakapi‘ai Beach on the Kalalau Trail. The Kalalau Trail is an 11-mile trail (22-miles roundtrip) located on the Na Pali Coast on the North Shore of the island of Kauai. The day we hiked will forever be unforgettable. It started storming upon our arrival at Hanakapi‘ai Beach so we took shelter inside of a cave waiting for the storm to pass. It didn't ever fully pass, it only let up enough for us to take the muddy hike back to the start of the trail. We finished our 4-mile roundtrip hike only to realize the trail had been closed since we left on our journey due to severe weather. I thank God for covering us because we had no cell service. Thus, it would have been impossible for family to contact us had something went wrong. 

I include some images while the weather was still beautiful and very sunny. While, the others from the beach paint a different picture. I actually do not think the photos truly capture the severity of the storm at Hanakapi‘ai Beach. We were prepared with snacks and water. We used that time to rehydrate and nourish our bodies for the hike back.