I can’t believe it’s taken me a year to finally put down Faith’s birth story, but better late than never right? It’s pretty detailed because I tried to enter all the times and notes in Evernote specifically for the purpose of putting down her birth story. Just fair warning, this is a pretty lengthy post and some parts of this may be TMI so read on at your own risk!
So it’s October 1st, 2 days past my original due date of September 29. I had been walking as much as my body felt comfortable doing, so that I could be more dilated and hopefully encourage Faith to make an appearance. I had been meeting with my doctor every week since week 38, and my last appointment a few days before my due date, she explained that if Faith was not out yet, that she could induce me on October 6th, a week after my original due date. I don’t know why but I was terrified of being induced. Frankly, I was terrified of giving birth, but if given the option, I wanted to give my body the chance to get her out on its own. I went to bed around 10pm, and fell asleep pretty quickly. I was fortunate to not have had any problems sleeping while I was pregnant, and slept a blissful 8 hours not waking up to go pee at all for the last 9/10 months.