About this exact time two years ago, my water broke and I went into labor. I remember laying in bed and then getting all ticked off thinking I was peeing myself again until I got to the bathroom and everything came pouring out. I was a little surprised b/c I still had 5 weeks to go, but hey, she was ready and I couldn't wait to be a mommy. I remember how the mood all changed when I got my midwife on the phone and told her the good news and then I added..."it feels like water is gushing out of me". She calmly asked if it got worse when I stood up and of course, it did. Dead silence on the other line. All she said was to leave NOW, don't even pack a bag unless it is ready. No time to get a snack or feed the cat, just get in the car and drive.
Lucky for us, it was 10pm, no body on the road. I remember listening my Third Day CD, listening to my favorite song on that CD (My Offering) and being perfectly calm. I knew I and Emma were in God's hands then and I had nothing to fear. I started to "hypnobirth" myself into another state of being and simply focus on my daughter being born.
Tomorrow (2:55am), she will have been on this earth for 2 years. Tomorrow is her 2nd Birthday party. Tomorrow we celebrate another year that we got to spend with her and watched in amazement of how far she has truly come...,