You have all hung with me through this journey, reading along, commenting and just being awesome people. Thanks!
Quick update Claire & I are home alone while Ryan marries two of our good friends - we are both happy, a little tired and healthy.
My last update ended on Wednesday.
Thursday: As I had promised Stephanie, we went shopping haha. Surges were still pretty intense and regular but I figured walking and getting my mind off my birth canal would probably be something that could help Claire along, I know a watched pot never boils. We went to 2nd street and strolled around, I used SO many bathrooms along the way it really did feel like a walking tour of the bathrooms haha. My mom bought us some jewelry which I will now always remember as the necklace my mom bought me when I thought my water broke. THOUGHT my water broke, but nah, you have probably heard but leaks happen. nbd.
That evening was a lot like the nights before, surges hit hard around midnight and make sleep non existent thankfully Ryan decided to take Friday off so we just labored through the evening together.
Friday: at 2:30am we reached out to our midwife. I could not talk or walk through these, I was feeling urges to push and using the tub did make it feel like we were progressing towards meeting our love bug. We packed up any final items we might need for the center and excitedly we were on our way.
We all went home for dinner: jalapeno pizza was delicious. Our families joined us and no one knew that just a few short hours later we would all be coming together again for a very long Saturday where we would meet our first child and their first grandchild. It was an amazing weekend.
I will save the labor/birth for my next post.
Hope you are all doing well!