I greatly underestimated labor. But anyway. Went in at 7pm (almost 24 hours after actual contractions started) with them meeting the 5-1-1 rule.
BP was high but I think it was just from pain, after they got a few normalish readings on the monitor they said they weren’t worried.
Anyway, no dilation or effacement and baby is at -3 station. I cried a lot. They said im just having a very drawn out early phase and not to come in again until the contractions are 2-3 minutes apart. They gave me a shot to help me get some sleep since I haven’t had any yet, and hopefully resting a bit will give my body the energy it needs to start progressing.
Thanks for all the kind words everyone. Baby J is taking his time but he knows when his birth should be.
I have an appointment in 2 hours and they’ll schedule an induction for next week if baby doesn’t come before then (so cross your fingers he does?)
I’m hoping there’s some kind of progress today but after three weeks of nothing I’m not getting my hopes up. What I AM hoping for is that D takes me to Starbucks to get iced tea because his stupid voxer app woke me up 3 hours before my alarm went off and I’m tired.
Anyway, regardless of what today’s appointment looks like, I’m going to have my son in my arms within the next week. Pretty freaking exciting <3
No dilation or effacement and cervix is still tilted back :/ that was disappointing. I’m trying to remind myself that dilation really isn’t a good indication of when labor will start, but it would have been nice to know all these BH were doing something.
If I’m still pregnant next Tuesday they’ll start talking induction since their policy is not to let anyone go past 41 weeks. So hopefully baby j decides he wants to meet the world before then.
I left D in the lobby when I was being heckled and apparently the ladies in there ganged up on him and told him if he’d just have sex with me we’d have a baby tonight, haha. He was blushing quite a bit ;)
Come ooooon baby, we’re ready for you.
Looks like feeling shitty was just that: feeling shitty.
Running a low fever even with the antibiotics and taking it easy (translation: sleeping way too much.)
Finally stopped feeling like I’m going to hurl, so thats a plus. Hopefully my appointment tomorrow has some good news and baby is making some progress.
I’ve been having period-like cramps and a dull back ache all night that woke me up repeatedly. It seems to feel worse when my belly tightens but it’s not quite timeable so I’m trying not to get excited.
I’m really hoping I can fall back asleep for a while. 39 weeks today! If labor does start in the next few days I’d like to have a few more hours of rest under my belt.
Been having contractions all day and night for two weeks and today I’ve only had three.
Not cool, body. You were supposed to get BETTER at contractions, not throw in the towel -.-