so, yesterday at 1 in the afternoon i started having contractions. they were about 10 min apart. jer took me for a walk to distract me and then we went home to really count them. they were 7 min apart and about 40 sec long. i called the nurses station at my dr's office and they said to call when my contractions lasted a min. a couple hours later my contractions were about 6 min apart and 1 min long. i called again. we all decided since labor wasn't really ramping up and i live so close to the hosp that i could stay at home until i was in too much pain or the contractions came closer than 5 min. at around 8 i had one that lasted 2 min and another followed four minutes later so we headed in. they checked my cervix when i got there and i was still the 3 cm i've been for 3 1/2 weeks now. they hooked me up to monitor my contractions for an hour and then checked my cervix again at the end of the hour. still nothing. 3 cm. my dr knows i don't want to induce so she sent me home and here i sit- irregular contractions, back pain and no baby.
i officially give up. i'm not timing anything anymore. when this baby crowns i'll drop to the floor and the hosp can just come get me. until then, i'll be at ikea. hope everyone's day is better than mine.
eleven days to my due date. i'm hoping she be like most second children and come a little early. i'm already having small regular contractions. please, please, baby, get out.
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the fourth came and went. as a rabid anglophile i could care less about our dissent from england. we're certainly nothing to be proud of now and haven't been for my lifetime. boo.
well, i'm off to become incredibly tired before i go to work at 2:30.
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we have ten weeks till she gets here. hopefully less. i'm hoping she comes early as most subsequent children are wont to do. she's developed enough that i can see some of her patterns. it's kind of neat. she's usually awake for about 2 1/2 hours in the morning before sleeping until around 12 or 1. and she's always very active late evenings around 10 through 11. it will be interesting to see if she keeps this pattern up after birth. not the first week (most babies are too tuckered from delivery) but after that. we just can't wait to see her. how curly is her hair? what color eyes did she get? whose smile will she have? how much will she look like corban? i just want to meet my baby. i'm so tired of waiting.
well, i'll stop rambling on about my unborn child. sorry i'm so boring lately
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in other nonsense...
tummy's really out there lately. still haven't gained 10 pounds but i'm ginormous and hugantic both. the baby is big. she's a wiggler and we like to sit around and watch my belly dance. still want her to get out but... it'll happen when it happens.
my son is yonder watching stupid cartoons. i hate ben 10. they just don't make cartoons like he-man and transformers anymore. the new transformer cartoons have all been a joke. dear god, now it's on to one i haven't seen. johnny test? the theme song sounds like a blink 182 song. (gag). what happened to good tv? have i really gotten this old? i can only stand spongebob and a few others at this point. i miss samurai jack and dextor. i miss sheep in the big city. i miss liking to watch cartoons. ack.
so yeah, i'll stop ranting about that now. might go bowling for a friends birthday this saturday? am i allowed to do that? i know i can lift up to 20 pounds peridically, but can i keep lifting and hurling 12 pounds over and over again? i must find out the answer. i guess this is lucky. she had wanted to put together a baseball game.
so, i'm off this now
i actually dreamed of her last night. you'd think i would have had an exciting dream of her arrival but it was nothing. i was just running errands with her and i had to stop in at work to change her diaper. i woke up after i changed her diaper. boring. i can't even remember what she looked like in my dream.
this post is at least four days in the making. every time i sat down to post i'd be interrupted. aunt jonie is in town till this weekend. i wish jer's family would tell me before hand. i just got a call saying she got in last night and will be gone by sunday. now i have to rework my entire week around it. i was going to get things taken care of for my shower tuesday and take the kids to cosi saturday. now it looks like i'll be dragged around town tuesday and spending most of saturday at brent's. it will still be a kick ass week but i wouldn't be mourning our other plans if i hadn't been left to make them. i don't know. whatever.
still pregnant. still planning my shower. still blah.