Sunday, September 13, 2009

More Contractions....

Well, Jeremy was on roster on Friday, and he spent most of it with me in the hospital. I was having really close contractions early in the morning (from about 5:30am) but then they fizzled out again, going back to about 5-10 minutes apart. So at about lunch time we decided to go into the hospital to be check out - to find out exactly what was going on. 

They hooked me up to 2 monitors - one to record the baby's heartbeat and one to record my contractions. Then they told me they would be back in 15 minutes or so. 2 hours later, they returned apologising profusely as they had 3 deliveries in the time i was in there!! We of course knew this as we heard each and every one of them!! So after 2 hours of sitting being completely bored (we ended up playing hang man on my iphone...) they came in and told me that everything looked normal for very early labour, and they wanted to give me an internal. The internal revealed that baby is very far down - his head right in my pelvis, but my cervix was no where near ready to begin dialating. 

So the bottom line is that i'm going to have to endure through these contractions for a lot longer - probably a couple of weeks. I'm doing all i can - trying to stay active, taking lots of raspberry leaf, all that sort of thing. Just got to wait. Poor baby is well and truely ready to come out and his mumma is letting him down :( We're booked in to see the OB again this Wednesday, so i'm going to see if there is anything he can do, because i'm so incredibly uncomfortable - especially at night!!

On another note, we decided to get out of the house yesterday and do something that's been on our 'to do' list for a while now!! We went and walked across the seacliff bridge up at coalcliff/stanwell park. All 4 of us - Jeremy, the dogs and myself - really enjoyed the walk and the fresh air. It was just perfect weather for it too!!

Well, i'm off to hang the washing out and make some lamb and feta parcels for lunch now.


  1. Hang in there! Your precious little man will be with you soon. :)

  2. The last past of pregnancy is your first big lesson that comes with parenthood: patience.

    Best I can recommend to pass the time is go and do some things you know you won't be able to do with a young child: go see a movie, have dinner out at a nice restaurant, catch a live show, or even just read a cracking good novel from cover to cover.

    Parenthood is wonderful, but I do miss some 'grownup' things from time to time.

    All the best


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