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It’s taken 34 hours to dilate 7 cm. Light-headed and sleep-deprived, I lie in a nearly catatonic state in the hospital bed. My body feels like it is being tied into a knot; my torso twisting counter-clockwise over and over, getting tighter by the minute. My husband squeezes my hand and leans toward me…
When I got up this morning, it was raining and dreary. It seemed appropriate, though. I told myself Heaven was crying so I didn’t have to. The truth is that I cried on my drive to work. In fact, I have been holding back tears all day long.
The panic was overwhelming. The majority of my waking moments were consumed with fear and worry. Yet, there was a beautiful infant in my arms and I desperately wanted to be the “typical” mother who was embracing the ability to be “super”.