This may turn out to be a very long day

by DaniGirl on January 25, 2008 · 14 comments

in Postcards from my uterus

Just after 8:30 am. Contractions are sporadic and not too intense. The midwife suggested I go back to bed – as if!! If I couldn’t sleep overnight, there’s no way I’ll be able to sleep now, despite the long sleepless night.

I have no experience with false labour, and was in fact just yesterday saying to a friend (guess I should have touched wood) that I would far prefer the interminable waiting to the series of false starts and unproductive trips to L&D she recently had with her third baby. The midwife said this could go either way at this point. If baby is nice enough to be born during the day, my mom will be able to be there at the birth, but if not, she’ll have to take care of the boys. I’d really like her to be there, so here’s hoping things get moving soon!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 BeachMama January 25, 2008 at 8:59 am

Yay Dani!!!! I say you are getting a good start to this labour. It sure beats being induced I would think. Will be awaiting your good news and the name of the player to be named later πŸ˜‰

2 Not So Little Sister January 25, 2008 at 9:04 am

Here’s hoping things pick up soon!! πŸ™‚

3 nancy January 25, 2008 at 9:04 am

Does eating popcorn help? You know – pop pop POP that baby out!

4 Shauna January 25, 2008 at 9:11 am

I hope that it’s the real thing. I know women that have gone through the false starts for almost a week!! I can’t imagine how frustrating that would be.

Walking lots?


5 DaniGirl January 25, 2008 at 9:20 am

Bah. Nothing is happening. Beloved has gone to work, but my mom is nearby. I can’t sleep and BOY am I cranky. I’m going to WalMart!

6 revdrmom January 25, 2008 at 9:38 am

oh, sorry nothing is happening now. But the day is young….

7 Marla January 25, 2008 at 9:47 am

Well, the method where Beloved can help is apparently okay right up until the baby is crowning, so…or so I found out when I researched it for Nadine when she was in labour…but okay, Wal-Mart it is.

Fingers crossed, and parcel in mail as of this morning…so we’ll hope!

PS – my code is Mars Byron. How’s that for a name for TPTBNL?


8 snackmommy January 25, 2008 at 9:47 am

After all your concerns over your water breaking on the bus, I can just hear it now………….”Clean-up in Aisle 6!” Blaring over the speakers in WalMart.

Happy Shopping!!

9 Kerry January 25, 2008 at 9:55 am

I’m crossing my fingers and keeping my knees apart in your honour!

10 Miche January 25, 2008 at 10:16 am

The last time I thought I had false labour, it was real labour!

Good luck and warm wishes!

11 Chantal January 25, 2008 at 10:32 am

I have my fingers crossed for you. Funny, when My sister had her first and her labour was slow getting going we spent hours doing laps at her local Walmart. It worked for her. I hope it works for you!

12 Annika January 25, 2008 at 10:48 am

I am hoping my heart out for you that things start moving quickly and soon. This sounds a lot like the first 24 hours of my four-day birthing ordeal. Please, please, please try and catch a long nap this afternoon. I know it’s hard to settle the mind down, but your body will appreciate the rest once you get into the serious stuff. Good luck!!!!!!

13 Trixie January 25, 2008 at 11:39 am

Wow! I’m all excited for you! Except for the part where you’re in labour for, like, 10 days… cuz I picked Feb 3. Hey, my code name is “Arnold year.” Arnold is a great name πŸ˜‰ Keep on walkin’ … and stuff.

14 colleen January 25, 2008 at 11:44 am

Will TPTBNL be a Wal-Mart baby? I wish you fast labour and a gorgeous healthy baby.

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