April 16th was like any other spring day in NYC, rainy and cold. A few co-workers that weren't able to attend my baby shower the weekend before brought my gifts for me to take home. So I lugged the gifts home and started to go through clothes that I received. My plan was to start washing some clothes the next day and putting together the bassinet...but that never happened. I went to bed at 10 pm and by 11:30 pm I felt mild cramps as I started to sit up I felt water. I then jumped up and then the gush came..."OMG what in the world is this" was my first thought. I stood there in shock for a minute thinking "Was that my water? Am I in labor?" I waddle downstairs to wake my mother who is fast asleep and tell her what happened only for her to tell ask me "Are you having contractions? (I wasn't) Oh well go back to sleep and wait for the contractions." What???? That didn't sound right to me so I called my doctor's office and the answering service told me to go to the hospital "you're in labor." Did I mention I was shaking like a leaf in the wind cuz I was. I mean my teeth were chattering and all I was so nervous I think I stopped the contractions from happening.
And to top it all off FI (well hubby now, that post coming soon) was at a meeting and his phone kept going to voicemail. I must have left him 100 messages. I call my aunt who lives near by and ask her to take me to the hospital. She gets to my house in 20 minutes (I was calling her every 5 minutes to see where she was) the rain caused so many accidents that night that a 6 minute drive from her house to mine took 20.
We finally get to the maternity ward (my mom, aunt and myself) and I'm so happy that I filled out the paper work weeks in advance because I only had to sign one paper giving the hospital permission to touch me. They admitted me, checked me and placed me in my room. Hubby came around the time they were checking me and I was happy to see him. My mom was extremely happy to see him she told him "my work is done, you two did this now you two have your baby" this woman is a piece of work.