Sorry I haven't been on much. I have been trying to take it easy and rest as much as possible.
But good news- Its my birthing time!
Dh is filling up the pool! The contractions are getting pretty strong. My midwife advised me to try and go to bed and call her if I can't sleep through them. I can already tell you, there will be no sleep tonight.
More details to come!
Contractions were really strong, but have died down just enough for me to nap off and on. Everytime I get up from a nap, they pick back up. So I am trying to rest...
I didn't think I'd be able to sleep through those contractions, but my body must really need it!
big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and again 30-37mo
baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
8.16.12 & 12.16.12
ELV to you!!!
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
Sorry I haven't gotten a chance to update until now.
It took 6 hours to fill up the pool -stupid hot water heater! I spent all night laboring. Around 12am, they were really strong, almost intense. I laid down and got 20 minute bursts of nap throughout the night.
This morning things took a little while to pick back up. And when they finally did, the contractions were not nearly as strong. So the midwife came and checked me out -all that hard work and I was only 1cm! Laboring for 18 hours and only 1cm?! I am disappointed, to be honest. But hey, at least we're making some progress.
She advised me to get lots of rest today, as that seems to be what my body needs -and that may be why labor is going so SLOOOOOOW. That and the fact that baby is posterior. So that may be slowing things down too. I am trying to rest as much as possible. I can feel baby trying to turn around in there. I am hoping that things get busy again tonight.