Tonight may be the night. I'm contracting every 4 or 5 minutes, but they aren't really getting that much more intense, so I'm not sure. I hate this part about labor. Am I? Am I not? What do I do? I hate being a freak about everything, but I can't help it. The nurse practitioner did a membrane sweep at my appointment and I think she set something into motion. In fact, I went back in about 3 hours after my appointment because I felt like something was happening and I had progressed another 0.5 cm. Just so the whole world knows the state of my cervix, I am 2.5 cm and 100% effaced, baby at zero station (at the starting gate!) So.....well...I just don't know. She said the contractions will either get closer together and more intense or further apart and peter out. So far they have gotten closer together but not more intense. She didn't tell me what to do in that scenario.....
We'll see. I'll keep you posted!
Well, I went in to Labor and Delivery, contracting every 4 minutes. Was 3 cm. They said they were going to admit me. Took my blood started the IV line, then.....the contractions just STOPPED.
So we got sent home. Of course, the MINUTE I stood up to get dressed they started back up and are still every 4 or 5 minutes...they are hurting more. I'm so terrified to be home, but I don't know what else to do. They say I am not in enough pain yet and to wait until I can't talk through them.....
John is so tired and almost fell asleep driving home and I'm totally tired too. We're going to try to sleep and just see what happens. I'm just trying not to freak out because this is what happened with Becca when I almost gave birth at home. So, let's just hope that doesn't happen again! But I was in more pain when sent home with her. I guess I am just in "wait for the pain" mode. Oh boy.
Also, Tracy will post a blog update when the baby arrives, so there will be instant cyber news! Thank you all for the well wishes. Here comes another contraction, but I can type through it. So it isn't labor? Or something? I guess? Why is it so confusing?
Some Update-y Odds & Ends
18 hours ago