I woke up yesterday, Sunday morning feeling crampy and decided to take it easy all day. The pains didn’t follow any sort of pattern and I just stayed achey for most of the day. I had already packed my suitcase a few weeks back and was prepared to go to the hospital at any time. I even had rented my breast pump ahead of time and felt I was prepared. I knew I had an appointment with the doctors early the next day, so I didn’t worry too much about it.
Monday morning I was still feeling achey, but no hard pain. I went through the normal routine. We had a Biophysical Profile done, but they didn’t take any new head measurements at this appointment. From our previous appointment, we knew the head was measuring around 52 weeks. Everything else was fine, I had plenty of amniotic fluid, the cord blood flow was good and I was still gaining weight.
When I first visited with the doctors they told us they had set up the C-section for Monday, January 30th at 6:00 in the morning. By the end of the appointment, they moved the C-section to the next day. I was 4cms dilated and they could feel the baby’s head actively pushing down. I was excited that my baby was showing signs of being in labor, it made me feel like maybe she was ready to be born. I was also very nervous that TOMORROW my pregnancy was going to be over and a whole new adventure beginning.