Sapphira’s due date came and went on January 25th. As each day passed, Hannah and I began to slowly embrace the fact that she was coming later rather than sooner. After what seemed like the slowest five days ever, Hannah woke up with a growing discomfort in her belly around 4 AM on January 30th. At first she dismissed it as simple cramps or muscle aches, but as the pain continued, we both got the sense that this could be it. We started tracking her contractions with a pregnancy app, and as they grew more consistent, we contacted our OBGYN for guidance.
They told us to come in at 1 PM, in which Hannah measured at 3cm dilation and was fully effaced. We returned home and began early labor in the comfort of our apartment until around 5 PM. At that point the contractions were getting stronger and closer together. We then drove to the hospital where Hannah was checked in around 5:45 PM.