I have found that many women find much pride in their infamous "Labor and Delivery Story." It's almost as if you are officially part of some new club once you have delivered a baby; a new and very special club, where only those who have faced this unbearable pain and pushed something so huge through something so small have room to talk and be proud... and now I am going to get a story too... it has just begun...
I am fully effaced, 3cm dilated, and have cleaned every last inch of my apartment. I feel as if the baby is so low that I can barely sit up straight. We are ready. So, now we wait for those "toe curling, make your eyes water, every 5 minutes for 2 hours straight contractions" as my doctor calls them and then we can leave for the hospital.
My story has begun and it already sounds like it's gonna be tough, but the ending is so sweet.
So we wait... for the rest of the story and my initiation into the club.