Before we start our inducing efforts, Chris and Bretton Hadfield gave me a blessing. I was a little nervous about labor and delivery and knew a priesthood blessing would assist me through this whole process. I'm grateful that Chris honors his priesthood!!!
Then we started up Providence Canyon in the truck. It is a bumpy dirt road up the mountain. At the point where trucks turn around was a waterfall. Cadence thought it was really, really cool. She almost fell asleep on the way, but enjoyed the bumps and cows that eating the weeds on the way down. It was a little bit uncomfortable for me, but I kept thinking "This will help the baby get here sooner."
Next, we walked briskly up to USU to watch fireworks. The top of the building we watch from is over a mile away, but there are steep hills to climb. With my lung capacity being almost nothing, I get winded very easily. I walked without stopping with the end goal (the baby getting here) in mind. Cadence couldn't decide if she liked the fireworks. It was a little windy and she could hear some of the 'booms.' She cuddled in our lap and survived the show. Afterwards, we walked home at a much slower pace because Cadence loves to walk right along the side of us instead of riding in the stroller.
I went to bed very tired. The next morning I woke up and was NOT in labor. We walked to the boy scout breakfast and back, but still no sign of contractions.
Disappointed, I went to my neighbors' house (The Coltrins) and jumped on their tramp for at least a half hour. It wasn't even uncomfortable for me. I thought it would hurt, but there was NO discomfort at all. Myself and the Coltrin kids were surprised that Cooper just didn't drop out!
At that point, I decided if the baby was going to come on the 4th, that it would have to happen with what I had already done. It was Cadence's birthday and the focus should be on celebrating her. Though I played with Cadence and bent over and went on more walks throughout the day, my wish for 2 forth of July babies was not to be!!! I'm ok with that. I am excited for Cooper to get here, but it will be in his time. I hope this is not a precursor of his personality!!!