So if you follow me on twitter, you would’ve been aware that on monday afternoon, just before I had to pick up the monkey and start >45min commute home, I started experiencing labor pains. Which let me tell you is awesome. Who doesn’t want to be driving on a freeway with a 4 yr old, contractions and back pain. Fun.Times.
I did get home safe and sound. I still wasn’t 100% sure I was having labor / contractions. I just knew whatever was happening felt different than the braxton-hick contractions I was having and was painful! Since I was sure, I did what any mom would do. I started making dinner. Which had Mr.SM lecturing me to stop. Knowing his wife very well, he refrained from demanding or ordering and just kept coming up with different options for dinner that did not require me to make roti. Except I wanted to roti. Do you know what you should not do with a 36.5 week pregnant woman possibly in labor? Thats right, you don’t argue with her. You let her do her thing, which he did wonderfully.
Thankfully, by the end of the evening everything calmed down and we were confidently able to say that it was false labor. Woohoo! Neither Mr.SM or I want the inmate out anytime soon. Sometime after June 30th would really work better for us.
The bright side of going through the false labor was that it reminded me of things I need to do. Important stuff like getting an overnight bag for the hospital packed. One that preferably includes clothes for the little one. Also, perhaps we should pack a bag for the monkey, in case he needs to spend the night with family. Oh and those pregnancy pics I want, perhaps I should schedule them sooner rather than later….
Yeah, I think I really really know how to fool myself. I keep thinking I have another month, when in reality this baby could come out tonight.