December 20th at 2am my water broke while I was sleeping. This was right after I walked the stage to graduate with my bachelors. The water breaking in my sleep was the biggest shock! I don't think I have moved so quickly in my entire pregnancy. I shot out of bed like a bullet and raced to the bathroom. It was the weirdest feeling, I felt a literal pop! We called our Doula and since Emma had been in breech presentation, she recommended we go in ASAP and not labor at home. So off to the hospital we went, pants soaking, pad full, and sitting on a piddle pad in the car. When my water broke I sat on the toilet a good 5 minutes in SHOCK! I never thought I would behave that way, but the fact I was only 37 weeks and 2 days definitley could have had something to do with it. I expected to be pregnant longer. Once we got to the hospital they did and ultrasound, baby girl was still breech. This was it, our natural bradley child birth was not going to happen. I was getting a c-section. I went through a lot of emotions. Fear, shock this was happening, sadness, happiness, excitement.......... my life was about to change. At 5 oclock am I was taken into the OR. I was given a spinal epidural, which to my suprise really didn't hurt. The drapes were put up and the numbness from the waist down was the weirdest feeling in the world. I started shaking from the epidural, adrenaline, and hormones and I could not stop. My jaw kept clenching too which was not comfortable. The pressure I felt from them pushing on my tummy was not bad. Finally, she was born. Hearing her cry was surreal. I began sobbing and immediately wanted to know if she had hair! It took a few minutes for them to bring her to me. Daddy was with her though so I felt more comfortable. Looking at her for the first time was weird. I couldn't believe this precious child had come out of me. I was so happy she was healthy. 6lbs 13oz, 18 3/4 inches. A little bitty thing, but one I am told squirmed like the dickens the entire time they were doing the exam. The major thing that sucked about the c-section was having to stay in the OR to get sewn up while my baby was gone, although with her daddy, getting a bunch of things done that I would miss. MY emotions have been running high and we had a little issue with her loss of weight but things are getting better. She is back at her discharge weight so YAY! I hope all of your deliveries are everything you hope for them to be. If I could give one word of advice, it's something I have had to learn, is that our picture perfect fantasies of what our births should be like don't always happen how we want them to. But, all that matters in the end is a healthy baby and a healthy mommy.