We went in for my 39/40 week appointment on Tuesday afternoon and found out that my blood pressure was a little high and I had a slight bit of protein in my urine. After talking to the OB, she said that because of the high blood pressure and because they thought baby was a little big (based on the ultrasound) that we should be packed and ready to go to the hospital directly from my appointment on Thursday afternoon and that they would induce me (using Cervidil) then. Somehow in that conversation Richie, mom, and I all heard that was the plan regardless of how things looked on Thursday, which turned out not to be the case.
I woke up around 3:30 feeling stronger contractions and asked the nurse to go to the bathroom. Once I was done I walked over to our bags to search for my labor playlist (the only thing that seems to work for me to distract from pain) and noticed that there was something dripping down both of my legs. I asked the nurse if it was possible that my water had broken and she quickly looked at me and assured me that it hadn’t and it was likely just urine. I laid back down in bed and dealt with a few minor contractions before feeling like I needed to use the bathroom again so I buzzed the nurses’ station (not my nurse) and they sent in someone to unhook me from the monitor. When she came in and I stood up, I again felt dripping and a puddle beginning to form under my legs. I told the second nurse and she said it was likely that I had ruptured and went to grab another nurse to confirm. They came back in, had me get back into bed, and confirmed that my water was broken around 4AM.