After 24 long hours of "pre-labor" we were told that there was no cervical change and it could be weeks before the big day arrived. Discouraging news was an understatement.
She called back 24 hours later and was having more contractions again with some other signs that this was the real thing. She headed to the hospital, where I joined her later that morning. She was finally in labor! We did a lot of walking, rocking and sitting on the birth ball and 15 hours later she was the proud mom of a healthy baby boy. The total labor lasted 39 hours with out any pain medications. She was so proud of herself and I couldn't have been happier to be apart of her birth story. A loving and supportive dad, great medical staff and a doula made her dream a reality!