At 38 weeks, this mama was still expecting she had some time to get a few things ready. She spent the day gardening and helping a friend (who was 39 weeks pregnant) check a few things off her list. But due dates aren't an exact science, and 40 weeks is just an average of most due dates. So after a hard day's work, this mama had a hard night. She checked into the hospital early evening but they gave her some pain meds and sent her home. She returned at 3:30am hoping they would at least give her another dose of medication, but instead there was no time for that and the nurses delivered her baby at 4:00am. I arrived shortly after to capture these (very early) morning memories.