On Friday at 38.1 weeks I had my first cervical check. Doc said I was 3 cm dilated and 80% effaced and she didn't think I would make it to my induction date on September 4. I thought she was crazy and would go anther week. That night my husband and I went shopping for some last minute furniture for the nursery. I woke the next morning with consistent contractions. I tried everything to get them to go away. By 10 I decided to go on and get checked. Turns out I was leaking amniotic fluid and in active labor.
From start to finish I was in labor for about 12 hours and pushed for almost two of those hours. No epidural.
All the pain was worth it when I felt my baby slide out and heard the doctor say "it's a girl!"
Emmanuelle Alexandra was born at 1524 on August 29, 2015. She weighed in at 6 lbs 6 ounces! She is beautiful and such an amazing baby.