Monday, February 06, 2006


Yes, it's 5:10 am. I've been awake off and on since 1 am when I woke up with the worst cramps of my life. Yes, it seemed as though contractions were coming strong and hard every 5 minutes (some as little as 3 minutes apart). We timed them for an hour, and then both started drifting off to sleep between each one. We decided to TRY to get some sleep, so back to bed we went. I managed to eventually get back to sleep, only to find the contractions begin to die down again. Yes, I'd wake up to a pretty strong one every now and then, but nothing that was as regular as the 5 minute ones we'd been having for an hour. I know that it's not false labor, because, these suckers were hurting. And the few that I have still, still hurt. Maybe my body is just doing funny things... I don't know. I'm so hesitant to get excited about anything now that we've had 2 false alarms. I know that I'll "know" when I'm in labor, it's just right now, we're sort of in between... and I can't sleep. I've tried to go back to sleep, but my hips hurt so bad that I can hardly lay on my side. Forrest has gone back to sleep because I told him he needed to rest in case the contractions completely stop and he has to go to work.

Y'all..... send some contraction vibes my way, because I'm tired of this stop and start labor/whatever the heck it is.


Kristin said...

Hang in there Corrine! These last few days seem to drag on forever because they are so uncomfortable. But just think, you're most likley going to get more sleep once you're little one is here. Kind of funny, I know!

VHMPrincess said...

Sending all vibes your way!

PS. I know it's an IMPOSSIBLE thought, but did you try sex? My contractions and pain started IMMEDIATELY after with BabyT.

Autumn's Mom said...

Hang in there. You are soo close to the finish line. :)

Isabel said...

Oh, I'm sorry that you are so uncomfortable...but this is getting very exciting.

Try to relax and make sure to keep us posted!

(And I don't like hearing, "You'll know when you're in labor"...because we're all new to this. I am not sure that I'll just "know"! You are very brave!)

Avorie said...

I am so surprised when I read your blog. Sometimes your experience is an echo of mine. I also woke up (at 4:30) with painful contractions for the first time. My first thought? Yikes! I was waiting until tomorrow to shave my legs! They lasted for about two hours (every five minutes) and then subsided. I drifted off to sleep and had crazy labor dreams. I've just had few contractions today and only one of them was painful.