When I was pregnant with Alex, at 38 weeks and 4 days I felt the first contractions... they were very similar to what I feel now. And, being stupid and not having anyone to talk to about it, I assumed I was ready to have a baby and enjoyed myself thoroughly... The next day we called the doc who told us to go to L&D to see if we were in labor... and the rest is history.
Today I am 38 weeks and 5 days along... I have been feeling those same contractions this time and I know that they are preparing me for labor and to bring my baby into this world. My body is doing what it was designed to do! It makes me feel good to know that even though my actions and choices last time led to a cesarean, my body isn't broken. I have spent the last 3 years soaking up everything I could learn about pregnancy, VBAC, and repeat cesarean. I have been surrounded by supportive and loving people who want to see me succeed. I have found an amazing Doula who is more than I deserve... she is also my friend, which means so much more. And the most important thing is that I have faith in my body.
I can do this! I can VBAC!