Which means that it was a year ago today that I went into labor at 38-weeks pregnant. I have such fond memories of this day too. I have a CRYSTAL CLEAR memory of it!
It was basic, normal Monday. I went to work, ordered in lunch with my team partner since it was cold and snowy outside, I met with various people to prep them to take over my projects when I went on maternity leave, and left at around 4:00. Overall I remember it just being a GOOD, calm, day (Which is sometimes rare where I work, lol).
I got home and was realllllly tired. I had a bowl of cheerios, took a shower, and put my feet up. A few hours later, I noticed I was spotting and I got a little concerned so I called my OB. She was working at the hospital that night so she told me to come in and they would just give me a quick check up to make sure everything looked ok.
I was glad she was going to check me out so I could have some peace of mind, but I was also SO UPSET that I was going to the hospital for a check-up because I wanted the next time I went to the hospital to be the time I was having my baby! (At this point, I was completely convinced I'd be home a few hours later!) We called our parents and told them what was going on, but not to get too excited or too concerned because it was a just a check-up.
We brought my hospitals bags JUST IN CASE they admitted me, dropped our dog off at my in-laws he wouldn't be alone if it were a really late night, and we headed to the hospital in a blizzard!
We get to the hospital and they bring us back to a triage room in the Labor and Deliver unit at around 10:30pm. I was e-x-h-a-u-s-t-e-d and just anxious to hear that the baby was ok and we could go home. The nurse checks me out and confirms the heartbeat is strong and the baby looks great. She tells me they will just have the doctor take a look and then they'll send me home.
Well, the nurse leaves and not two minutes later my water breaks and I start having INSANE contractions. Elevens on an intensity scale of 1-10! So bad I made Evan go and get the nurse. The doctor and nurse come back 5-minutes later and check me out, and sure enough I was almost completely dialted and effaced and ready to go! I will never forget the moment they told me the baby was coming and instructed transport to bring me to a labor and delivery room immediately. What were the odds? Seriously? We were laughing the timing was so perfect!