Yesterday, I had a strong urge to get things in order. I bought a couple of nursing shirts and a shelf on which to stack our cloth diapers. I made sure the dishes were caught up and changed the sheets on our bed.
Around 1:30 this morning I got up to use the bathroom, and discovered fluid trickling down my legs. I tested it with a nitrazine strip my midwives gave me, and it turned blue-black, which means the liquid was amniotic fluid. I did some reading on the internet about water breaking, and I E-mailed my friend to let her know I won’t be at Bible study this morning, and after that, I was too awake and alert to go back to sleep (although I did get back in bed and attempt for about half an hour to fall asleep). I made myself an omelette. Sometimes eating something helps me fall back asleep. But here I sit at 3 AM, and I’m excited, and not sleepy. I still haven’t started “real” contractions, but I’m expecting them to start any time. I will call my midwives in the morning to check in and see if there is anything they recommend.