Friday, October 09, 2009

contractions....oh I got 'em

Let me fill you in...

For the past 3-4 evenings I have had contractions. Contractions where I grip my belly and say "this is it!" Obviously I was wrong because as I type this on Friday morning at 4:15 am I am still pregnant.

I've been hopeful, excited, disappointed and worried but life goes on because I know our sweet Miss E will be here even if we have to go in after her. (remind me to ground her if we have to)

SO

A few days ago I began to feel sick. Like with a cold sick. My doula suggested that my body would not let me go into labor while ill, so I did take a day off and sleep. That must of helped because the next day (Thursday) I woke up, went to the chiropractor and started having waves of tightness as I completed all my last to-do's for Miss E.

As the day progresses (last night Thursday) I started to make apple pies. Pies that I do not eat, but Mr. CE does...anywhoo...around 4 pm i started timing contractions. The contractions were coming on so fast and so strong that when I was timing them they were about 3 minutes apart and lasting almost 2 minutes.

yes. strange

I chatted with Erin, called the doula. The doula then began to tell me that me uterus was irritated. Hello? I'm irritated, I've been doing this crap for days! I can't call people because they all assume I'm in the hospital or in labor when I'm not. Do you know how annoying that is? very.

so...
me and my irritated uterus hit the floor for an hour for pelvic rocks, tilts and God knows what else. My doula told me to....so I did. The contractions slowed down but remained consistent lasting for about 1 min, with 5-6 minutes apart.

This goes on for hours until about 9pm when the contractions start fading. Mr. CE hugged me and I cried. Crying out of frustration must of helped because I started having stronger ones...

are you tired of my uterus yet? I am...

So 10 pm rolls around and my hourly check in with my doula arrives. The verdict? The midwife tells me to take Tylenol PM and rest. "if it's real labor the contractions will continue and you will rest a bit". My mouth dropped and I gave up thinking "whatever, they will stop, they always do."

Have you ever slept and still felt contractions? Strange feeling.

3:30 am this morning (Friday) rolls around and I'm wide awake on the couch with a contraction and a full bladder. Holy cow did it hurt. I got in the bathroom and started freezing with the shakes and got into the shower. (I can't go to the hospital stinky and with hairy legs). A few contractions in shower and could possibly be convinced that I just might give birth today.

God willing.

There you have it. I sit here in my towel, at my kitchen table at 4:30 AM on Friday October 9, 2009 praying that today is the day that I meet my miracle baby girl, Miss E.

because contractions...oh I got'em.

12 comments:

amy f. said...

Oh, wow. I keep thinking that when my contractions finally start up that will be IT, period. Since I've really not had any the whole pregnancy. But, you are proving otherwise. I'm so sorry. What a frustrating roller-coaster ride of a week it has been. I agree that calling people = them getting excited that you're in the hospital.

You've been having them so frequently...this has gotta be the day? So very soon...I can't wait to see pics of her. Hang in there. It's not easy, but you're doing great.

jaime said...

I'm thinking a lot of labor thoughts for you this morning.

~Mendie~ said...

Hope today's the day! She's a stubborn little girl, hasn't she heard about her awesome room!!!

*Lissa* said...

I hope today is the day!!!

XOXO

designHER Momma said...

I'm so excited for you! Hopefully the next time we hear from you, you will be the mother to a beautiful little girl.

I pray for a complication free labor and a beautiful experience for all of you.

Can't wait to hear more. Come out and play little girl!

Erin said...

Reading that you ere chilled and shaking is making me think this has to be it. That's so normal during labor. Come
on Miss E!

Ryley said...

Oh.. I hope this is it too@

Good luck today..

I'll be thinking of you two and sending lots of good vibes your way...

Jen L. said...

WOW. I was thinking because you hadn't posted in a couple of days that maybe she was here. You poor lady. I hope she makes her debut today. I know you're ready! Hang in there.

Stacie's Madness said...

I am thinking happy (easy) labor thoughts for you today!!!

Kim said...

Oh yes, today would be a fabulous day to have a beautiful baby girl. well, really any day would be a fabulous day, but you know what i mean! :)
Sending lots of wonderful labor vibes your way. Can't wait to meet this little woman!

Mimi's Toes said...

I really have a feeling this is the day, especially hearing the chills part. I also have a feeling it will go fast when it steadily starts. I just had a thought...put on some Black Eyed Peas "I got a feeling" and dance around cause I do have a feeling, that tonights gonna be a good good night!

SJ said...

Yes, today! You will have her today! Can't wait.