story is different and unique.
it wouldn’t appeal to majority of my readers, who I often consider when putting
together a post, but then again I figured that someone who’s part of my
audience or has just stumbled upon my blog might enjoy it, relate to it… Also,
writing it online would be a good way to preserve it for Zain as the years go
22nd June was my due date while I was pregnant.
Being a first time mother, I took it upon myself to read widely on pregnancy,
labor and birth, from the knowledge I gained I knew that there was a high
possibility I would go over my due date and probably give birth at a later
date. Only 3-5% of babies arrive on their due date.
remember being quite disappointed when I hit my 38th week and 39th week pregnancy milestones realizing I hadn’t gone into labor yet, aside from
desperately wanting to meet my little angel, I was done being pregnant, done n’
done! I couldn’t pregnant anymore haha!
felt my belly harden with a cramp for the very first time, later that cramp was
followed by weak contractions, barely there contractions, which were far apart
and inconsistent. I wasn’t sure if they were Braxton Hicks or not, I honestly
had no inkling that in a matter of hours things would get interesting.
Yeah, for some weird reason I wanted to bake something, anything. Top on my
craving list were bananas while I was pregnant, I loved bananas soooo much, in
a way that I hadn’t pre-pregnancy. That morning I baked banana bread and it
came out really great, allow me to brag! Lol! Everyone present at my mom’s
house loved it.
I didn’t think it necessary to mention to anybody about the hardening of my
stomach, I assumed it was the baby moving around in tight quarters. I wound up
napping with no complaints.
all the while having inconsistent contractions which I doubted were the real
thing. I was 40 weeks and 2 days pregnant, but convinced that I would give
birth at either 41 weeks or 42 weeks.
more on what happened as my labor progressed and the lowdown of my birth
the way, yes, because of Christmas! And yes, because it’s my birth month.