Before you read this very candid account of Benjamin’s birth, you should know that it was the most wonderful, amazing experience of my life. I’m honest about the pain in my story, but readers should know that I would do it again in a heartbeat.
On 11/10, 5-7 days before my EDD, I woke up at 3:17 a.m. for my usual “wee hour of the morning” trip to the potty. I realized as I returned to bed that I had some menstrual-like cramping. It was coming and going, so I was sure that I was starting the labor process and got very excited. I woke Matt and told him, and also reassured him that he should go back to sleep since we had no idea what the coming day would bring.