This morning was a bit stressful trying to get my act together and get to an event on time being so pregnant and not sleeping well, but Step Up is worth it. I've been working with them for so many years, I wanted to attend their biggest event of the year, as long as I wasn't in labor. It's fun to see the young ladies all grown up now that I knew in the mentoring program when they were teens in high school years ago. And, it's a great excuse to get our girl squad together- and see other ladies I haven't seen in a while. Maybe it's just because I am pregnant, but it seemed like a good amount of women were styling their baby bumps today. And also maybe because I'm pregnant, it was an emotional day. But, I don't think so- the stories of these inspiring young women would be touching to anyone. There are several chapters of Step Up around the country. If you've been looking for an excellent way to give back, look no further. You'll meet intelligent, fabulous women in their mentoring program and be rewarded from the interactions with the Step Up girls.
So, now, I'm on my way home from the STEP UP Inspiration Awards timing my contractions in the car. Amy Davidson and Ali Fedotowsky (driving) start noticing my wincing.
"It's been fourteen minutes since your last one, Ash," Amy says calmly, but pointedly. I must totally be in denial. He can't come TODAY. RIGHT?? There's still too much to do! I don't think he's coming right now. I'm just over 39 weeks. How is it ALREADY TIME to TIME contractions?
I haven't packed my hospital bag. And we don't have a name set. And I still want to finish the nursery! And make sure the laundry is done. But, I also know no one is ever completely prepared. So, ready or not, he's coming soon! Of course, "soon" could be days away....
UPDATE: I went into full blown labor 3 days later!