An unfortunately recurring theme.
Well. Every pregnancy is different, I know, but I don’t like this sort of “different” right now. It’s frustrating… I’m trying to be at peace, and just go about daily life, but honestly, I’d really just like to birth a baby.
I had contractions start yesterday evening at about 5:00, right after we arrived for my two older boys’ baseball game. They started about ten minutes apart, and by 9:00, they were about 4-5 minutes apart. They never hurt, but they were definitely there, not an, “I think I just had a contraction” kind of thing. My mom & stepdad, who will be staying with our kids when we go to the hospital, went to the game, and came home for dinner afterwards. My mom said, “So, do you want us to stay, so that your contractions will stop? Or do you want us to go home so that your water will break?” Hehehe. They stayed, the contractions didn’t stop, but neither did my water break. But… they went home at about 6:30 this morning, since the contractions didn’t seem to be leading anywhere.
We’ve done about everything we can think of to help the contractions strengthen and increase, but still, they stopped, it appears, about an hour ago. More than 21 hours of contractions, never less than 12 minutes apart, frequently up to four minutes apart, and no baby. 😦
I went through something similar last Thursday, where I had about 17 hours of ctx, but they were much further apart, and not nearly as strong.
My dear hubby ended up taking the day off of work, because this morning, it looked like we were really going to have a baby. He’s ended up going grocery shopping (two different stores), playing cards with the boys, and just generally hanging out with all of us, which is nice… We always enjoy his presence here at home. But, he’s here because we were hoping for a baby. Oh, well.
For my part, I have spent most of the day on my feet… I’m tired — only slept a combined about 5.5 hours last night — but the ctx are always stronger and more frequent when I’m mobile. I’ve thoroughly cleaned the kitchen, made 24 pumpkin/spice/raisin muffins, mixed up some gluten-free flour mix, put dinner for tonight into the crockpot, and… well, that’s about it. I did take a 1.5 mile walk this morning, too… And make lunch for everyone. 🙂 It’s 3:41, and I’d like to go take a nap, but there are a few more things on my list I’d like to finish before I crash…