Brad and I had a doctor's appointment on Monday morning at 8:40am. It was just a routine checkup. We both went back to work, and around 11:30am, my Braxton Hicks contractions became longer, stronger, and closer together. I called Brad a couple of times telling him that these contractions were different and that I would track them. He picked me up around 3:oopm from work, we went home, and called the doctor!
The doctor sent us to the hospital, where we were not quite admitted yet. The nurses said that my contractions were strong, but I was only dialated 2cm. They almost sent us home, but decided not to because of how strong the contractions were. I was at 2cm for several hours, which was terribly uncomfortable because of the contractions! 14 hours later (from 11:30am) Anna was born. She was 7 pounds, 1 ounce and 20 inches long. She is a beautiful, healthy baby, and it was all well worth it!
If you would like to see more photos of Anna at the hospital, click on her photo on the left hand side - an album will open up!