I got checked at 38 weeks and what do you know I had progressed to a 4! Dr. Clifford told me he would write me down as a 3 and 70% effaced so that in case I started having contractions and went into the hospital and they checked me it would show that I was still progressing-at the time I thought this was the greatest thing ever because I thought I was going to have my little man any day! That didn’t happen though-I did have contractions all night long that were 4 minutes apart and we debated going into the hospital but I called labor and delivery and they told me if I could still walk and talk through the contractions I shouldn’t go in. Well then the next day was Thursday and I was freaking out because Dr. Clifford was leaving for a week. So I called and must have sounded a little crazy because they got me in right away and Dr. C checked me and the first thing he says is, “oh ya you’ll deliver while I’m gone.” And then it was me trying not to bawl. The thought of delivering with a different Dr. really stressed me out! He said I was almost to a 5 and basically see ya later! I wasn’t a very happy camper after that appointment. Pregnancy emotions and hormones are rough!
So Monday the 19th I went in for my 39 week appointment with Dr. Burton-whom I had only met once before. I was super nervous and really just expecting to be checked and then leave and wait to be induced on Sunday the 25th. Well Dr. Burton walks in and says, “So what do you want to do?” I was a little taken back and just said well I want to have my baby! He says Ok I’ll go see if they can get you in and then left. He came back to me frantically texting Ter saying we might have our baby today! Dr. Burton told me I could go in right then and he would meet me to break my water! Holy smokes I was instantly in love with him! We talked some more about the game plan and he answered all my questions and I felt good and he felt good about it so we were off! Birth story to come!