Thursday, August 19, 2010

I think this is goin to be a long process

Monday afternoon I was really sick, and started having contractions. We made the decision to have Julien stay at J's parents, in case I needed to go to the hospital in the middle of the night. After supper, they died down - and were only happening 1 or 2 times an hour.

I tried to sleep, but couldn't. Finally, about 1230 I dropped off. But, I was awoken at 230 with menstrual like cramping. At about 315, the contractions started up again and they were 5 minutes apart. I timed them using, and after an hour woke J up and told him we should head to triage to get checked out. They weren't overly strong, but the doc had told me the week before to head in at 5 min apart because of my speedy labour with Jules.

We got to triage and hooked up, I was definitely contracting every 5 minutes, and they were lasting approx 45 sec. The nurse checked me, but wasn't optimistic - however, she was surprised to see that I was 2cm and 50% effaced. Babies h/b was pretty fast when we first got there, but it did calm down and they were comfortable sending me home, as thingss didn't seem to be going anywhere. I had an appt that morning with my OB.

My OB was quite excited to hear that things were starting to happen, and she was pretty sure that I would be delivering in the next few days.

However, a few hours after my appt the contractions died down. I tried walking, bouncing on an exercise type ball, nothing really going on. Jules was staying at Frank and Susans again tuesday night, just in case - but the evening was uneventful - I did however have a terriffic sleep!

Yesterday afternoon the contractions started up again, and were 5 minutes apart for about an hour, but then they stopped.  I was hoping that something would happen over night, as my doc was on call until this morning - but no such luck.

I have no idea how long this is going to take. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have a very active 3 year old that wants to play with his mommy. Poor thing just doesn't understand why Ican't crawl around on the floor like I did before.

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