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.