My entire pregnancy, I wondered how I would go into labor. Would I be in the shower? Sleeping? Driving? Was it even okay that I was driving at 39 weeks pregnant? I don't know.
The nurses checked my cervix when I first arrived and I was 4cm dilated. I hadn't progressed until 10am when I was at 7cm. My doctor had come in and broke my water assisted by my nurse and failed to mention, until they were actually doing it, that I would feel immediate pressure. Sure enough, I had the WORST contraction in my lower right pelvic area that just would not let up. It was the most painful experience that I wouldn't wish on anyone. A doctor had come to give me a dose of something to help with the pain but that lasted all of five minutes except for the fact that it helped to split them up like actual contractions.
They laid her on my chest and I was so in awe. I couldn't believe that I was now a mom and that this 7lb 13oz baby was mine.