Monday, February 06, 2006

And Nada.... (nothing for those illiterate in Spanish) -Updated




(photo inspired by Isabel's comment... because seriously, what better way to describe this?!)


Well, it's now 1 :21, and we're back to no regular contractions. Granted, I've had several Braxton Hicks all day, but they aren't regular nor do they hurt as the ones this morning did. I'm exhausted, though... even though I slept pretty late this morning on our couch. It looks as if I may have to sleep on the couch from now on, because of my hip pain. It was nice to be able to sleep a little last night after the contractions subsided, and sitting up a little on the couch helped. What would be nicer is for the baby to come.

I just got an e-mail from Forrest, and he said, "I can't wait to come home and be with you tonight! Maybe Shepherd will come!! Wouldn't that be great." Do ya think he's excited too? I know I am. I told him earlier today that I was just frustrated, not because the baby hasn't been born, but because I was honestly prepared yesterday for the baby to be born on his due date. I was okay with waiting. And then, WHAM... contractions 5 minutes or less apart that hurt like crap, and so, I threw all to the wind and was like, WEEEE!! Baby's coming!!!! Only to discover 2 hours later that these contractions did not want to continue. I'm very, very annoyed. So now, I'm back to working on being okay if the baby's not born until his due date... it's just I don't know if I can handle any more of these false starts.. *sigh*

Well, I'm going to go lay down and take a nap. Your "labor vibes" are much coveted, and I would LOVE to deliver tonight... we'll see.

Update: I just took a look at the history charts, and both my brother and I were born 1 day before a full moon. There's a full moon on Saturday... could this mean anything?! ha... I so want it to..... :)

7 comments:

Isabel said...

Man...what a roller coaster.

You are brave and strong!!

Avorie said...

Oh... I'll send good labor vibes your way. It's a total roller coaster. I was all set for baby to be born on Tuesday but when I started having contractions again last night, I was torn between "Yippee" and "oh, no I still haven't done this and that".

I hope your contractions return and are the real thing or they go away and stop teasing you.

Suzanne said...

We'll hope for Friday, if not before!!!

Rude Cactus said...

It'll be SO worth it. I'm excited for you guys!!

Reesh said...

My husband and I were so in the wait mode that even after Lily was born it took a while to feel like we weren't still waiting for something - very strange!! Now that I am on the other side it seems almost silly that I spent so much time waiting, I mean once they're here, they're really here and nothing else matters. But I've been where you are and there's no point in me trying to convince you to do anything other than wait. I am still sending you labour vibes...

Autumn's Mom said...

My best friend went into labor with her second child on a night with a full moon. Her water just broke and he came pretty quickly. So, it could happen. Fingers crossed!

PS, the labor & delivery that night was full to capacity.

K. said...

There is truly something to the full moon. It happened to me. At my prior appt the week before I was 0cm dilated and only 50% effaced. So progress doesn't always happen steadily or slowly. Good Luck!!