The real test to know whether you’re in labor

So you know those lists that help you identify whether you’re in true labor or not? Turns out, the only real way to know is whether you walk out of the hospital with a baby inside your belly or outside*.

This is what he looks like and we’ll call him Little Brother on the internet.

*coming from yours truly, who had to go to the hospital THREE times before actually having a baby. Turns out, you can go to 4 cm dilated with hours of very regular contractions and baby all descended and what not and then go home and wait another 6 (SIX!) days before having said baby.



Filed under baby, birth, pregnancy

7 responses to “The real test to know whether you’re in labor

  1. Awwww!

    And yes, I was induced after three weeks of theoretically being in labor.

  2. Congratulations!!! What a cutie!

  3. wow – congratulations! What a cute little fellow!

  4. mw

    That's the kind of story I don't want to hear when I'm seven months pregnant with my first child. But glad that everything ended up so well. 🙂 He's beautiful!

  5. On the opposite end of the spectrum here. I got to the hospital 5 cm dilated and had the baby 3 hours later. (1st baby too) there's really no telling how it will go.

  6. Pingback: I wanted this and now it’s almost over | InBabyAttachMode

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