Many women spend a lot of time writing birth plans, but I find a common forgotten element of birth prep is ensuring that family communication is prepped. I chose to prep my family with an email that told them the plan, what to expect, and what I expected of them. Let me walk you through the basics. Continue reading
Except. You know. When you go into labor shortly after they arrive.
On August 13th I had minor cramps, referred to as Braxton-Hicks contractions, which I began to notice around 6pm. They were annoying and uncomfortable, but otherwise without need for mention. Joel and I went to Costco to get some last minute things before our scheduled c-section on the 15th. We wanted to have some simple quick foods to cook after arriving home in non-perishable form. And I wanted to get out and get some air. I had no idea I was starting labor. Continue reading