So, in advance of the actual "story" story...I will say that I started having weekly doctor's visits at 36 weeks. He started checking me at that time. He was surprised at 36 weeks that I was dilated to a 3. I knew that meant nothing and I could sit there for awhile. But he also said he'd be surprised if I made it to 39 weeks. I hate when they say that. Haha. Not like he knows even with all his experience! I kept expecting something might happen and then started really feeling like it NEVER was really going to happen. Well, each week I went and was a little more dilated. 37 weeks I was 3+. 38 I was almost 4. I made it to 39 weeks and that day was also my last shift of work. I had my appointment the next morning and he said I was almost a 5. That was so crazy to me! I had been having TONS of Braxton Hick's contractions for weeks. But nothing that was ever painful or regular so it was wild to me that I had dilated that much. He made it sound like I could go really fast when I do because I was already that far. I was really looking forward to going into labor naturally and just excited for when the real thing was going to start and what it would be like. Greta we got induced and Harvey my water broke and I never really got into active labor with him without Pitocin and epidural etc etc. I wanted this one to be a bit different.
My sister had just had a baby a couple of weeks before and they named her Clara. Harvey had a hard time realizing that our baby is different from Clara. I think he has it figured out now, though. But funny. Sorry - this video isn't the best quality. But they have been really cute with her. Greta squeals every time she sees her and says "bay-beee!" My mom had told Harvey they were coming to see Little Lottie Ladybug. Harvey said - "please don't say that".
|My world. So many heart eyes.|
|Flowers from Clare and Berrie|
|From David Dunkley, one of Tanner's bosses|