So this afternoon I started having real contractions, 8 minutes apart lasting about a minute consistent for an hour and growing in strength/intensity. I called my doc cause I get prodromal labor and it last for weeks, but first baby it didn't start until due date and second baby it started at 38 weeks (after I had been off bed rest for a week).
Anyway, seeing as how I'm ONLY going to be 36 weeks tomorrow, she decided she wanted to check me to be sure. She had me come to her office and not L&D cause it probably didn't need to be a full NST.
The litmus paper said no amniotic fluid, and she checked my cervix and determined that I'm 1cm dilated. 11 days ago I was barely a fingertip. So something is happening, but it could still be for-freaking-ever before I'm in "real" labor.
She wants me to "Please can you wait a week..." in a cutesy little squeeky voice (I love my doc). I'm suppose to take it easy and not do things that most women are wanting to do at this time to start labor, like no long walks, no sex, no consuming mass quantities of pineapple, no.... you get the idea.
I replied with "But, my birthday is next weekend and" then she cuts me off and got all excited and said "OOOoohh, what are you gonna do for it?!" Did I say I really my doc?
Anyway, at this point I'm pretty confident that it's not going to amount to much just yet, but since she wants me to play it safe, just in case....
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
At least it's only a week! Sounds like you 'might' have a baby sometime in the near future. Your ticker says 29 days left, mine will say 50 tomorrow and I thought THAT was such a little time left lol! Take it easy, sounds like you've got a likable Dr!
Hopefully you can hold out at least a week...I remember your ongoing issues with prodromal labour with Daniel, and while that doesn't sound like fun, it would be nice for baby to grow a little more!
Its freaking me out that we're having babies....good sized babies. At 35 weeks you could have a take home baby....I'm not ready!!!
CHILL OUT!!!! you have the rest o your lives to cause stress, headaches, heartaches and make up cry tears of joy. Let's just finish the baking process and not cause any pre-term stress here. OK?
Your awesome mommies
But seriously Janelle, rest, rest, rest. I am so glad your OB is so awesome too. Take it easy girl....or try to with 2 littles at home.
Wife to Derek 8/12/06
DD Marisa 11/9/07
DD Shayna 8/27/09
DS Joseph 8/27/09
DD Simone 9/12/11
Ugh, prodromal labor sucks! I'm sorry you're going through it. I hope the babe decides to bake just a little longer.
DD Jaelyn 8/03
DD Sabrina 3/07
DS Lennon 8/08
DD Molly 9/11
Sounds like a great doctor!
Can you please wait a week?
Isn't it funny that your other 2 were late but this one may come early. I wonder why.
I hope those contractions settle down and you can get some relief! Take care of yourself!