It's said that life rarely goes as planned, and that couldn't be more true when it comes to bringing a baby into this world. While I was pregnant , things actually felt super easy. I was really active (not by choice, I worked full-time as a retail manager during the holiday season) and on my feet all day without trouble. So, naturally, I expected my labor to be just as easy.
I had a thorough birth plan, and was totally prepared for the big day. But when it all came down to it, giving birth was nothing like what I expected, and I didn't follow my plan whatsoever. In fact, it was actually pretty scary.