I didn’t close my eyes until after 2 o’clock this morning because my mind was racing. I knew that as the darkness turned to day it would be time to “induce” labor. I had hoped to get some rest and sleep in. Unfortunately, my body and mind had other plans. I opened my eyes at the same time my alarm usually chimes. I just laid in the same spot for thirty minutes trying to mentally prepare myself for the tasks ahead of me. My journey would be taken alone and I knew noone would see me, but I still wanted to look nice. I showered, brushed my teeth, combed my hair and put on a pair of cute black jeans, a purple top and purple heels. As I transitioned to labor and delivery, I needed some mood music. I logged on to Pandora and swayed to the tunes of Jill Scott, Angie Stone, Anthony Hamilton and Dana Owens.
I expect this labor to last four to nine weeks. I’ll keep you posted. At 3:03 pm, I pushed the button. “The Other Side of Joy” has been submitted.