I had been having contractions on and off for a week. After the very fast labor with Cadence I was nervous about know when it was real. Lori told me that when it was real I would "just know". I went to bed on the night of September 16th completely at peace about Reagan being born when she was ready. I woke up at 5:30 and didn't really know why. Then the first contraction came. And I knew. It was strong or painful...it was just...different. So I lay there for a while thinking I'd go back to sleep if I could, but the contractions were nice and regular every 10 minutes, again not painful, but it was morning and I was excited about my baby so I got up. I called my Dad and told him not to go to work, but that there was no hurry in getting my Mom out of bed and out here. I restrained myself from calling Lori until after 7 since I didn't want to wake her up too soon :) I told her she was right and that I knew it would be sometime that day. Then Clarisse woke up and I spent some time cuddling with her and telling her that her baby sister would be born that day. Then we woke up Daddy and told him not to go to work that day. At around 8:30 my parents arrived and I cooked everybody eggs for breakfast. I had a chiropractic appointment scheduled for 10:30 which I wanted to keep since being in alignment can be really helpful in labor. Through all of this my contractions were a consistent 7-10 minutes apart. After the appointment my mom and I went to Target for some last minute shopping. I don't remember why we went but I do remember getting this set of candles that I will always love for having acquired the day Reagan was born.
beautiful birthing room.
I contracted comfortably in the tub for a little while until the other mamas were all gone for the day then I decided to get out and walk around the house for a while.