My 5th pregnancy has presented a challenge that I had not yet experienced. While I have had Braxton Hicks contractions with all of my other pregnancies, it has never been to the extent that I've had them this time. There have been at least four occasions that I had regular contractions for several hours and was convinced it was the "Big Day", only to have the contractions fade away and nothing end up happening.
Especially when my friends who have been pregnant with me have all delivered their babies already, my parents have been here for several days and my dad will be headed back home on Thursday, and for heaven's sake, I want him to get to see his new granddaughter!
Today is my actual due date.
I have not had a baby born on the due date yet. My first was 12 days late, my second was 6 days early, the third was 9 days late and induced, and the fourth was 1 day early.
It is 2:32 a.m. and I was awakened about an hour ago with contractions that are much more intense than what I have had up to this point. Probably about 6-8 minutes apart at this point, nothing super regular, but definitely meaning business. I am confident that today is the day.
I hope I don't have to come back and eat those words!
Can't WAIT to meet my new baby girl!