Thanks! Looks like that week of bedrest calmed everything down for a while! It's been over a week now since I've had any regular contrax. I'm happy for her to stay in as long as she needs to! Been having fun running errands with DH, looking at carpet/wood flooring options, paint, etc... Feeling pretty sick to my stomach all night last night and this morning - that sucks Probably going to lay around this morning and will miss DS' basketball game. My mom will most likely come over and sit with me - she's been around quite a bit the last few weeks helping out!
Illness at end of pregnancy is no fun. Feel better soon. Glad your mom can help out.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Hope you have a relaxing day and get all rested!! It's nice to have mom around right now, isn't it? I thought making people would be the ultimate 'Now I'm a grown-up' activity, but instead the last weeks of pregnancy, birth and the first weeks of being home make me want my mommy. Glad yours is about to help out!
Thanks girls So yesterday my contrax picked up quite a bit. Around 10a they got into a 5 min apart pattern for about two hours with no pick up beyond that. I called the mw at noon to tell her since I'm GBS + and a little paranoid about that. She said it sounded prodronal still and to take a warm shower and a nap. I woke up from my nap around 2p to the contrax still about 5 min apart. I walked around, did dishes, straightened up a little. At 3:30p or 4p they started getting stronger and closer - like 2 - 3 min. We decided to drive to my inlaws to drop off DS just in case. When we got to IL's I walked around their house for about 30 min. Even tho they weren't going away - they weren't getting any stronger either. I could still force myself to talk and walk through them even though it was really uncomfortable. I was waiting for them to get unbareable before I called the mw back - but was expecting to go in last night. All of a sudden around 6p everything stopped!!!! WTH??
I ended up falling asleep at 9p and slept great all night - woke up at 9a this morning to a few contrax but nothing steady.
When I was pg with DS - as soon as my contrax got to 3 min apart - I had him hours later! I never had this start stop thing going on. This is about the 3rd or 4th time now that this has happened. Although - the contrax yesterday did get more intense then they have before. I know I'm getting closer and I really don't mind if Rese wants to stay in all the way past her due date - but all this prodromal labor is exhausting. I wish I just wouldn't have all these contrax if I'm not in real labor. It keeps me from being able to do anything because I'm afraid someones going to call an ambulance on me if I'm out alone - haha! Not to mention the fear that these things are doing something and labor is just eventually going to hit me hard and I'd better be close to home just in case.
The constant contractions can be very tiring. I am so sorry. Just remember false labor is not false. Hugs!
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
Would you believe I'm dealing with this again??
Around 10:30p last night I started getting really strong contrax hitting me. I decided to just lay on the couch because it was pretty late and if I was going to have the baby I didn't want to be over tired. Around 11:30p I just couldn't relax so I asked DH to run a bath for me.
I sat in the bath until a little after midnight and decided to try to fall asleep in bed. I wasn't timing the contrax but they were pretty close together and pretty strong. I laid in bed until about 2a - I dozed off here and there but mostly couldn't sleep. At 2a I got up and started bouncing on my ball and timing contrax - figured I might as well try to do something if I wasn't going to be able to sleep.
The contrax were timing averaging around 2:40 apart and lasting about 50 sec long. Close to 2:30a they were getting to be a full minute long. I called my mom and talked to her for a little bit and then decided to go ahead and call my mw. I called her at 3a and she told me to plan to come in around 4a so they could check me and get me started on an antibiotic for my GBS.
Took DS to a friend's house and got to the midwifery center around 4:30a. She checked me and I was still only 2cm!! Ugggg!! Only 50% effaced - but baby was super low - she said the contrax def moved Rese down. (she was at a -1) They started me on the antibiotics anyway and told me to either walk around or rest. I chose to rest. I tried to sleep for about an hour - I think I got some sleep in that time. By 6a the contrax just stopped coming... They had spaced out to 10 min or more apart.
Mw said I could stay and try to walk or stay and rest or go home, whatever I wanted to do. I decided to go home. Got here around 7a and DH and I slept until 10a. Now contrax are still strong but not regular. This is seriously killing me! mw doesn't know why my body is doing this - can only guess maybe Rese's hand is in my cervix somewhere and it's irritating my uterus??
On a positive note - the midwifery center experience was WONDERFUL! They didn't need me to do anything but just relax and do whatever I wanted to do. Once they started my IV and monitored the baby for a little bit, they never once came in to bug me. The room was so big and relaxing - the bed was so comfortable - the tub was all set waiting for whenever I will be ready. I loved the experience so much and feel so confident about laboring there when the time is right.
Sorry for the long story - I love details! Haha! Going to take a nap now - who knows - maybe this baby will still come today?