I always believed in the universe and his powers, and that everything happens for a reason. Is hard to listen and understand sometimes, but here are some coincidences that happen with me, Carol and Luke.
Well, when we got pregnant we got very excited and we wanted a home birth. We started researching, and everything looked amazing and safe, which in my view still is the best choice, however, in our case, every time we tried to close the deal something didn’t go right or didn’t feel good. At the end we realized that we did the right decision since if we were at home the outcome would have been catastrophic.
On the last few weeks of the pregnancy, I decided to do the 365 push up challenge (check video here) which for me as an endurance athlete require a little bit of extra effort, since my weakness was always strength. After all, we know now that what Luke needs more is strength, due to the muscle weakness issue he has. That is another big coincidence.
When we hit 37 weeks and a few days we went to do a non stress test. When we left the nurse by mistake said, come back on the 5th to get induced. We had never planned on inducing since we wanted everything as natural as possible as long mom and baby were healthy. We called the doctor to verify, and at that time he had no plans to induce prior to 39 weeks. On July 4th weekend we had an incident that we had to go to the hospital, everything was OK, but we had to do a non stress test every 2 days. So on the 5th we talked to the doctor and he explained to us the risk
of waiting another week (due to the high level of amniotic fluid that Carol had) so we decided to induce. It was the best decision because if we waited another week would have been a disaster. Added to that my brother was coming that week to work and the plan was to spend the day July 6th with us, and he said “I have a feeling that I will meet Luke”, and he was right.
Another big coincidence was the isolette that transported Luke on July 6th, was last used and clean on 6/21 which is my birthday.
Also, Luke already did some amazing things. In 2010 my brothers and I had a fight right before Ironman Florida where all 3 of us were racing. We didn’t speak to each other for a while. After Luke came to this world was the first time we all got together again, and was all in peace.
I do believe everything happens for a reason and I always try to listen to my intuition as much as possible, I’m super glad that I heard my intuition those times.