Liveblogging labour – part five

by DaniGirl on February 7, 2008 · 14 comments

in Postcards from my uterus

The midwife has come and gone. One of my favourite memories of this labour, if not this entire pregnancy, will likely be Tristan and Simon, clad in their pyjamas, creeping down the stairs to see what the midwife was doing, and having them and Beloved sitting on the floor together across the room, listening to Baby’s heartbeat on the doppler. You can’t buy memories like that!

Still not much in the way of contractions, but the Player to be Named Later and I continue to fare well. Assuming I don’t go into active labour some time overnight (which would hardly surprise me, given his to-date propensity for nighttime shenanigans), we’ll head out to the Montfort tomorrow morning between 8:30 and 9:00 for the induction. The midwife said I could actually continue to wait it out, as long as FOUR DAYS!!!! That is just not going to happen, if for no other reason than the leaking would in fact make me lose my mind. The midwife checked with the hospital on her way over, and though they have five people on a list for induction tomorrow, they will make room for me and my ruptured membranes.

So I guess I’ll watch LOST and then just go to bed. (On a really thick stack of towels and waterproof crib pads!) Seems ridiculously anticlimactic after this very strange day, but I don’t know what else to do! As if I’ll actually get a decent night’s sleep, but I’ll give it a good try anyway. Lying calmly in the darkness, being grateful for a bountiful life, is almost as good as eight hours of sleep, right?

This has been a blast today — thanks for coming along for the ride!!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 revdrmom February 7, 2008 at 9:21 pm

I for one have loved the live-blogged labour! But I hope that once that you lie down, the PTBNL will decide that tonight is the night, and things will get underway.

I am still in awe that your midwife would make a housecall without even being asked. Impressive.

Good luck!

2 cinnamon gurl February 7, 2008 at 10:13 pm

I hope you sleep well. Either that or go into crazy labour.

So did you watch Survivor? Because that was required wasn’t it?

Take care!

3 daysgoby February 7, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Yep, Captchas still loving you… now it wants to talk about your pants
‘of pool’

Y’know, sleep is a wondrous thing. I hope you get lots.

4 Sheila February 7, 2008 at 10:27 pm

Your midwife sounds great. Sorry she went home with no further action tonight (so far). I would also vote NO to waiting another 3-4 days with ruptured membranes! I’m glad the hospital plans to fit you in tomorrow, if you don’t get going tonight.
Wishing you either a peaceful night and a happy induction tomorrow, or a busy night-time delivery you do all by yourself, with your faithful midwives and family in attendance – either way, a very happy ending.
Captcha is full of random nonsense: Pittsburgh Elsevier, might parsely, lived candles… unpredictable and random, just like your labour!
best wishes once again,

5 Amy S. February 7, 2008 at 10:29 pm

Thanks for including us! I’m totally loving your Liveblogging labour! Since my PC is down, I’ve been following along on the web browser on my cell phone. (Sad, I know!) Your midwife is so awesome! Can’t wait for midwifery to be legislated here in PEI… All the best with TPTBNL! Here’s to an insanely easy delivery!!

6 Fawn February 7, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Here’s wishing PTBNL a quick and smooth entry into the world!

7 Kerry February 7, 2008 at 10:45 pm

okay, I don’ even know what the second captcha word means, but it sounds good… reunited pertinacity. Nice, eh? Has a certain giving birth ring to it?

8 Ingrid February 7, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Good night! Thanks for an exciting day! Maybe when we wake up there will be a new baby in the world???
Sleep tight ( haha – it never worked for me)

9 bubandpie February 7, 2008 at 11:24 pm

Perfect timing. That was a great opening episode of Survivor, wasn’t it? (You KNEW it would play into things somehow – and leaking amniotic fluid while you’re watching is one spectacular way to incorporate Survivor into this particular birth story.)

I am sensing the approach of strong contractions… you’ve only got 2.5 hours to go until my predicted time of birth. You can do it!

10 snackmommy February 8, 2008 at 12:08 am

No comment, but my Captcha, just bears repeating after the day you have had………….”Responded Nuts”

PS…I forgot to input my Captcha, and had to do it again, and got… “Depart 2201” Here’s hoping he gets here before then!

11 Nora Bee February 8, 2008 at 12:26 am

This is some cliff-hanging posting! You’re doing great.

12 Sheila February 8, 2008 at 2:18 am

Just checking… Captcha says “great nationally”. Your blog is great, and you and your soon-to-be-baby are making waves nationally! or something.
Have a good night, and a good birth-day tomorrow!
best wishes,

13 JoJo February 8, 2008 at 5:45 am

I crept downstairs at this early hour to hop on the treadmill without delay but had to come and see what happened last night!

I hope he comes out soon! I had a dream about you last night that he was born and you named him Owen. Except it was spelled Owyne. Not even sure that that spelling makes sense but then not much in my brain makes sense these days.

Good luck to you today if he isn’t already here.

Oh and Beloved will post that he is here. RIGHT??????????

14 Miche February 8, 2008 at 7:52 am

Thinking of you!

(Captcha says “safe,” and “unofficial”)

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