Look what I found! This is a story I wrote last year while I was pregnant. I re-read it and just KNEW I had to share...ENJOY! ( I just don`t know why I wrote it in 3rd person....go figure!) btw, this is a TRUE story.
2 weeks ago...
“Can I have a cup of water please?”
It had been a hectic morning at her pre-natal appointment. She had gone into the office that morning expecting the usual.
“Inthemidstofher, how are you this morning?”
She knew the ever chipper receptionist would smile her “too early in the morning to be real” smile” while extending to her the sign- in clip board. This morning was different; she was 38 weeks pregnant and therefore technically full term. Any moment from now…ANY MOMENT… could find her doubled over and welcoming her new son into the world. She had gone into the clinic expecting her OBGYN to declare her cervix dilated…not too much… not enough to require panic… but a “cute” 3-4cm that would inch her closer to the finish line.
Forty-five minutes later, after the usual peeing in the cup, facing her demons on the weight scale and her blood pressure being taken, she was butt naked sprawled on the bed, legs in stirrups with her doctors fingers making her blush.
Anything doctor, am I dilated?
Awww, sorry…no… not yet. Your cervix is LCP.
As she heard the familiar OB term “Long, Closed and posterior” which basically meant her cervix hadn’t changed a cm, her heart sank a bit. It was her fault; she shouldn’t have built up the expectation that she would be having her son before her due date. She hadn’t realized how anxious she was till she had to stop at the receptionist on her way out to ask for a cup of water. The cold water was refreshing, calming and strengthening and after a few minutes, she was ready to drive home.
That’s when it happened….
The huge gush of water that soaked her pant legs caught her by surprise. She had bent down to pick something she had dropped and all of a sudden, she felt a fluid soak through her pants, socks and even her shoes. Yes! It was happening, but how? The doctor had just told her 5 minutes ago that her cervix was LCP and here she was going into labor….. Wow! Ok…ok…. she wasn’t going to panic….Calm down…breath...in...out…in..out… She was ready for this! All she had to do was go home, call her doula, her hubby and get the party started. It was time….Oh gosh! The baby’s room wasn’t finished and she was yet to find the exact rocking chair she wanted. She wondered if she could make a quick run to Babies r us.. where was….
At once, her shock and joy vanished. The same feeling of euphoria and excitement that had appeared out of nowhere disappeared just as quick. All that was left was embarrassment and a little shame. She quickly looked around to see if anyone was watching her because she was sure she had made a spectacle of herself, huge belly and all freaking out in public.
Why? Because she realized the fluid that had soaked into her pants was not her “water breaking”; it was only her spilling all over herself the cup of water the receptionist had given her.
Hahah...Hoped you enjoyed it.
...Musings from atop the potter`s wheel....