A Watched Pot

October 24, 2008

One week left. To both my due date and Halloween! I feel like I’m practically shaking with excitement. ๐Ÿ˜€

Though, I have to admit, I feel like a watched pot already. Last night, right before 4:00 AM, I awoke to painful contractions – the real kind. The ones that radiate from the back forward and make it hard to concentrate on anything but how to deal with the sensation. They were a regular 10 minutes apart and lasted about 45 seconds, on average.

I resisted waking up Kevin, because I remember what our birthing class teacher told us: “Let your coach sleep as long as possible.” So, I did. I let him sleep.

I was able to sorta drift in and out of sleep between the contractions, which was nice. Then, around 6:00 AM Kevin woke himself up and asked if I was okay. I let him know I was doing fine, but that I was having regular contractions.

He’s been working on something important at work and he asked if I thought it would be okay if he went into work then to get some stuff done before I progressed further. I was completely okay with that, after all, not much was happening except for the regular contractions and I could still handle those with relative ease.

After he left, I sorta drifted back to sleep and woke up an hour later. I only then realized that I had either a) slept through the contractions and/or b) the contractions had lessened. I started timing them again and they were now 30 minutes apart! What gives?

I called Kevin and let him know. I also called the birthing center, and they said that it was normal for first-time moms to have several “rounds” of irregular contractions before actual labor starts. Super.

So, here I am again, back to square one, and since Kevin texted his family that I was having contractions (he’s since texted “false alarm” – argh), I now feel like a watched pot. And you know how that goes. ๐Ÿ˜

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katelin October 24, 2008 at 3:53 pm

aw you’ll get there soon enough, you’re so close!

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Serge Norguard October 25, 2008 at 9:32 am

Oh wow, roughly 6 days left. *prances*

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Daisydaffodilia October 27, 2008 at 12:24 am

You will be there soon as your close. so exiting….

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Mrs Pop October 28, 2008 at 11:07 am

It’s so funny how each story is different… I didn’t dilate at all until I was in strong labor, didn’t have early contractions, either…

This is so exciting!

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Lena Steuern October 28, 2008 at 11:44 am

Wow.. not long now. How exciting!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the babystrology gadget on your blog.. itยดs so sweet!! All the best with the birth and I really hope you get to sew a quilt when youยดre a stay at home mummy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lena

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