Amberle was born at 6:25ish on Tuesday, May 6. I woke up Monday morning around 4 with cramping thinking to myself, if I don’t get back to sleep I’m not going to have a very good time! I plugged in my easy first stage track on my iPod and didn’t wake back up until about 6:30. Between 6:30 and 7 though, I had about 5 contraction/cramps and started wondering just how fast this birth was going to be!
As I went about my day I made sure I got some of my last minute things done such as grabbing some receiving blankets from the store, and picking up my Medic Alert bracelet from being repaired. Monday went along pretty normally save the every 20-60 min cramps.
Although by Monday evening I was pretty sure this baby was coming out, off to bed I went at my normal time after a nice long hot bath. I managed to sleep from about 22:00 to 0:30, so I got recharged a bit. By 1:30 I decided I’d better wake up my husband, and get him to write down the wave times so that I could focus on my training. With my first birth, I used meditation to take my mind off of the waves, and found hypnosis to be more effective, but similar enough that it was an easy journey.