Monday, December 27, 2010

My Ticker is Wrong

My baby is not 4 days old.  He's not even 1 day old.  Or one hour.  He's still not born.

I have had over 150 contractions over 3 days that have been within 2 to 5 minutes apart, but they have not caused serious labor.  (Those are just the number we've kept track of.)  The most frustrating part about it is that with Jaxon and Henry as soon as I started having contractions that close, I was in labor.  I never had false labor so 3 times now I thought we would be heading to the hospital.  Each time, within minutes of giving a few people the heads up (to come to the hospital or to come get the kids), the contractions just stopped out of the blue.

Physically, I am doing good.  I've been more tired than usual because we have been walking every day, a few times a day.  Oh, and Henry has not been sleeping good, so that doesn't help.  Devin and I were sick from both ends on Christmas Eve, which was not fun, but luckily we were feeling better the next morning for the rest of the holiday activities (besides the middle of the day when I had to lie down for a while).  I am thankful I didn't have the baby when Devin was sick.  I need him to be there for me through labor and of course I always feel bad when he's sick.  I am also glad Oliver wasn't born on Christmas Eve or Christmas.  I don't think either day would make a fun birthday.

At my appointment today I actually really liked the doctor.  She was upbeat and didn't say a single thing about my blood sugar numbers.  She didn't even ask for them.  I wanted her to check me and strip the membranes.  That was more serious than I remember with Jaxon.  (It didn't do anything for Jax, so I figured if Oliver still isn't ready, it wouldn't do anything for him either so I don't see any harm in trying.  Though any other induction methods (besides the natural ones we can do at home) I avoid.)  When she checked me, she seemed surprised when she laughed and said that I was a "3, almost 4."  She said she felt like I was almost there and she could just break my water and I'd go right into labor.  I was glad to hear that all those contractions were at least doing something.  The doc thinks once real labor starts, it won't take long.

Jaxon was a week overdue.  Henry came on his due date.  Mentally, I was prepared for this baby to come early and I think that has made each passing day harder.  I shouldn't have been set on an early delivery.  He's only 3 days "late" so I should just relax and let him prepare and enjoy my last hours as a mother of 2.  Because, let's be real, sometimes 2 kids seem like 10.  And 10 is already a lot.  And I'm asking for more:)

7 comments:

The Stevens Family said...

That's great to hear it will go fast once you really are in labor! And it's okay to be anxious about having Oliver, I think every mother gets overly excited about meeting their new child. :-) Good luck when you do go into labor!

Jami said...

Hook yourself up to a breast pump! That will get things going.
Get a massage. Have the rub all the right spots. ALSO, isn't alishas husband something? Have him work on your and see if that does anything.

Bryce and Candice said...

Yikes!! That sounds terrible... infact it kind of freaked me out... maybe I shouldn't have read that! Good luck!!

Becky said...

If it makes you feel any better three was easier for me than two. Good luck. I hope I don't see you pregnant on Sunday :)

Ben and Misty said...

You can always try to hold out for the New Year's baby! Only a couple days away! J/K I would be going crazy I already am and I still have 3 1/2 months! Sorry hopefully labor at least goes really fast when it finally starts!

Ronya said...

Sounds like me. I was early with Trenton though. But I was having contractions for days before I had him. I was so tired and worn out, but he came super fast once pushing time came. I bet that will happen to you. Your body is getting ready and once its time... easy. At the time I hated it and I was so tired. But looking back I am glad that I went through all of that at home (in my nice bed and I could take a warm bath if it got too bad)and not uncomfortable in a hospital. Good luck!You are so close!!!
PS: If you can run a marathon.... you can do anything. I dont think I could ever run a marathon!

Royalbird said...

Three was also easier for me than two. If you're already dilated that much, you'll probably have a really short labor. Good luck!

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