Noah Almost Lost His Birthday

When I found out I was pregnant and that I had the exact same due date as I did with Noah (I know, a bit weird), my worry was that both babies would be born the same day and therefore have to share their birthdays – March 25th. Because Noah was three weeks early, I thought the chances this would happen were somewhat low. Just in case, we had a party for Noah’s birthday the weekend before.

So on Wednesday March 23rd at night, I start having some contractions, which became more and more regular on Thursday. I had an appointment with my doctor that afternoon. She said I was in labor and already 2cm dilated and that I should go to the birthing center right away. So off we go.

At the birthing center, they set us up in the birthing room and put me on the monitor. I was having contractions every 3 ½ minutes. They also said I was in labor. It looked like the baby would be born on the 25th, Noah’s birthday! I could not believe it, what are the chances! A few hours later, I was still 2 cm dilated so the doctor suggested we go home until the contractions became stronger and more painful. She said I was smiling too much… During the night and into the next day, the contractions slowed down.

For the next three weeks I kept having contractions but not on a regular basis. Because we were convinced that we were about to have a baby, the next three weeks felt really long even though I was not term yet. Moreover, I was (or at least felt) pretty gigantic so it was not very comfortable. When I wanted to flip myself over in bed from one side to the other, I had to ask Roger to help me!! In the end, Anna decided to be nice to her brother and not steal his birthday. Or maybe she wanted a birthday of her own. She was born on April 15th, on her actual due date! Our friend Jordan was really hoping that she would be born on his birthday on the 14th of April so just to spite him she was born on the 15th at 00:27! She already has a mind of her own!

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