Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A bit of an update...

Warning:
If you'd rather not enjoy some fun labor details feel free to skip over this post :)
I just wanted to document this *lovely* time and also update friends/family who have been wondering what's going on, since I don't really have the energy to be on the phone....

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I am grumpy.
Super grumpy.

I have been having cramping, contractions and back pain on and off since Saturday morning.
Then yesterday they got worse.
My contractions were 2 mins apart.

So off we went to the hospital.

Now, my last two labors have been the same. Days and days of early labor where I have crazy consistent contractions but just can't seem to make it past 3 cms. However {after being induced} and I get into the "active labor" I go really fast. With our last little one I went from 4 cms to her being born in less than an hour. So this all makes me nervous for waiting it out too long at home for fear that we may not make it to the hospital in time....

Anyhoo.

We get to the hospital {remember after days of contractions} and I am....drumroll please......
1cm.
Fail.

They decide we should walk around for an hour.
So we do.
Up and down hospital stairs. Down the long hallways. Stopping to breath through the pain, and then starting up again.
Good times.

Here I am in between contractions. Chris and I had a good laugh at how stylish I looked. Don't my boots just complete the outfit? Ha!

After an hour of walking I had progressed to 2-3 cm.
Not a huge change, but a change non the less. I'll take it.

They decide to send us out walking again for another hour.
So we do.
Up and down hospital stairs. Down long hallways.
By this time we have a pretty nice root mapped out.
I stop every two minutes with stubborn contractions.
I try not to attract attention, but I'm sure I was great entertainment for visitors, staff and patients :)

After an hour they check me and.... wait for it.....no change.
Ugh.
Really? Really? REALLY???

The doc on call says that if I was 38 weeks (which I am tomorrow) she would break my water, but didn't want to risk doing anything too early in case my dates were off and she wanted to be sure baby would be healthy. She decided to send us home with strict instructions that if the contractions changed in intensity to come right back.

So.
Here we are.
Still contracting every two minutes or so.
Thankfully the intensity goes down a bit when I am resting, and I was able to get back to sleep last night after being woken up by a few through the night. They seem to be really bad when I am up and walking around and less painful when I am sitting/laying down.

See why I'm grumpy?
And exhausted.
And not sure where to go from here....
My contractions haven't gotten any more intense from yesterday so I'd rather not go back to the hospital and be told "Ahh wonderful, you're still 2-3 cms" :(
But I'm not sure how much more I can take....

I do have a doctor's apt. scheduled for tomorrow, so I'm hoping to either go into full blown labor today or have her be able to tell me where to go from here tomorrow.

And there you have it.

I will say that despite all this I am beside myself excited to meet this little one.
We really can't wait for our newest little joy to arrive!
And I'd be totally on board if that would happen today.
Please and thank you.

13 comments:

  1. Ugh! I can see why you're grumpy. And I, for one, am glad that you gave us an update. I've been wondering :) since I figured you were getting close to your due date.

    I pray your little one will come soon!!

    One more thing...I made my blog private for the time being. If you want me to add you to the permission list, email me at mrmiltoncat(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  2. happy baby coming!

    so glad for the update.

    at this moment i am so glad to not have a uterus!
    no really, i don't ever want to be in the uncomfortable pain you are in today. ever...oh, but the prize on the other side of the pain...well, i'm in fresh baby from heaven envy!

    and i'm sorry, but i want you to have her tomorrow because it is josie's birthday, and the day i had my last baby, and i will be able to remember her birthday, and i'm selfish like that.

    lots of love,and i'll be praying for God's will, timing, presence and peace.

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  3. one more thing...
    now i am singing "these boots were made for walkin."

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  4. sending you lots of (((hugs))) and prayers!

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  5. blech! I'm sorry things are so slow in progressing. :( Hang in there. She's on her way, just in her own time (apparently). I'm thinking and praying for you!!

    p.s. if you're not induced you could ask your doc about that ginger gravol tomorrow - if only to try and give yourself a bit of rest.

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  6. Bummer, my friend. I am sending lots of prayers your way -- today is a great day for a birthday!!

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  7. thinking of you! thanks for the update!

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  8. Praying lots for a healthy baby and momma. Also that she will come soon so that momma can be comfy!! Sending you lots of love and if you need anything just let us know!!!! I am not kidding even if you just need milk or something.

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  9. Hope your little one arrives soon!

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  10. oh, so excited that you will meet your little bundle soon. Not so excited that you have been going through this for days now.

    All the best,
    Mindy

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  11. i love the boots and you look darling!!!

    thanks for the update... i was wondering what was happening up in canada.

    i totally thought of josie's birthday when i knew you could have your baby today... wouldn't that be fun!!

    praying for you, sending hugs to canada, and i can't wait to hear the news of your sweet bundle.

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  12. Sara, I had nearly the same experience with Brayden!! Except no hospital but total agony and thinking I was in labor.
    In fact, my last post before I had him was on my birthday- April 10th- that evening. I posted that "it was my birthday and I'd cry if I want to". Total and complete self pity from me ;0) I was miserable and it was my birthday and darn it...STILL no baby??!! I'd never gone into labor on my own (always was induced) but I wanted sooo badly to experience it without being hooked up to machines/pitocin.
    Anyway,
    I posted that and went to sleep and WoUlDn'T YoU kNoW It....guess who went into labor. On my birthday...I started laboring with him and Brayden was born at 6 AM the next morning-before we could even let friends/family know I was in labor- he was brought into the world.

    Sara, I've been thinking and thinking- and praying for you. I knew it was close and I had to get on here to see if there was a precious new face looking back at us! I'm sOoo excited for you-for your family-and girl I wanna be in Canada to do some newborn pics - waaaaaaaah ;'(

    Praying for healthy baby, mama, easy delivery. Keep us posted my friend!

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  13. i love the boots and you look darling!!!

    thanks for the update... i was wondering what was happening up in canada.

    i totally thought of josie's birthday when i knew you could have your baby today... wouldn't that be fun!!

    praying for you, sending hugs to canada, and i can't wait to hear the news of your sweet bundle.

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