When I was pregnant with Jasper, I asked my doctor for a c-section.
Can I have a c-section?, I asked.
No, she said.
I had been going through early labor for weeks. It was three weeks or so before my due date, but bio-physical ultrasounds were logging me at well over a week overdue based on Jasper’s size. Jasper, according to ultrasound measurements, probably weighed close to nine pounds. And I still had three weeks to go.
I was a little freaked out.