Monday, March 14, 2011

Tick Tock

37 weeks

Well after the big excitement of thinking baby boy was coming last Sunday here we sit. I have done nothing but contract and be in pain ever since. Good practice? yes. Annoying? yes. I will go a full 8 hours contracting every 3-5 minutes just for them to stop and vanish. i am praying that at all this pain and uncomfortableness will aide in a speedy labor. I have planned a drug free birth from the beginning and after a week of this crap, I'm pretty sure I can handle it. But we will see. I am afraid he is face up which will make it that much harder and more painful to labor naturally. I'm wondering if that might be why i keep stalling. i know in order for you to dilate the head must be in the proper position against the cervix. I feel him right there and he sends stabbing pains through me and down my legs every time he moves but I'm still curious if it's all in the right spot. Everyone keeps saying that i will go early and believe me, some nights i would place bets that i would. But for some reason i just know that the 23rd (date of induction) will be his birthday. I have been induced with both girls and really wanted this one to be all natural. i want to labor at home or experience my water breaking and the excitement of that at home. All the same I will get a little boy in the end. I couldn't be more excited to meet this stubborn guy. His room is finally complete and looks awesome. So I will just sit and wait. . . and wait. . . and wait. . .

1 comment:

  1. I am sooo sorry! I KNOW exactly what you are going through. I always am induced at least a week early, BUT from about 36-39 wks or so EVERY night for a minimum of 4-6 hrs I have hard contractions every 5 min, give or take a minute. In fact with my last one (4th baby) I went into labor on my own and it took until early the next morning for me to figure out it was real. The only reason it occured to me was, I was laying on the couch thinking if I was being induced I would have had my epidural hours ago!!! Anyways, I got really good playing bejeweled on FB. That's how I worked through the contractions. I hope you have him soon though. It really wears you out.