sounds like things are going well for you! Putting a play list on your IPOd is a really good idea, I'll have to remember that for next time!
Okay, so I think that I might be in early labor. I have had contractions with crampy back pain since about 4pm today, and I have had an upset stomach and have gone to the bathroom multiple times. I am focusing on relaxing and drinking lots of water. I am going to bed now but I am so curious as to whether or not this is the real thing. I am going to feel kind of silly if it's a false alarm. I called the doula but not the MW yet. I am excited!
Wow, things could definitely be happening! Whether or not it's a false alarm, you're making progress. Keep us posted--I'll be checking back.
Great idea to get a playlist together! My DH still has mine from last time, too.
I hope your in labor now!!! Good Luck!!
Still no change. I am still having contractions but they are not really timed apart equally from one another. I called the MW today and she said it sounded like my body is getting ready but it still could be a few days or even a few weeks! Yikes. My big thesis committee meeting for this sememster is tomorrow afternoon, and the MW said I should still plan to go. It's on a med school campus, so if anything does start up the hospital will be right there! For tonight I am supposed to take a bath and 2 tylenols just before bedtime and get a backrub from DH. The tylenol is supposed to calm my uterus down if it's not real labor, but essentially do nothing if it is real labor. In the morning I will either head into work or call work and school and cancel the meeting and go into the hospital birth center as things progress. I will keep you updated and in the meantime hope all of you are well!
Wow, good luck at your thesis committee meeting (if you make it!)
Enjoy that prescribed backrub, too. I'm sure your body will kick into high gear soon!
I made it to the thesis meeting and it went really well. My committee loves my research project and that's nice to hear. So now I am ready for this LO to arrive. My plate is pretty much clean at work. I have a MW appt tomorrow morning and I think I will have her do a VE so I can know if I have dialated/effaced at all. Not that it will mean that much, but I am hoping these contractions have been doing something!
BTW, the bath/tylenol/backrub combo gave me the best night's sleep I have had in weeks. I highly recommend it (or at least the bath/backrub part).
Glad to hear that your meeting went well. Now you can sit back, relax, take some more baths, get some more backrubs and wait for LO.