12 days ago I went from being mother of 1 to being mother of 2….WHAT A TRANSITION!
On October 15th, after 5 hours, I gave birth to this little 7lb 3oz 20" long miracle:
BE FOREWARNED- THERE’S A LITTLE TMI HERE…..
Well, Friday morning I began having contractions that were very consistent and coming every 7-10 minutes apart…then on my last bathroom trip, I had
some a big gross blob of mucousy, bloody discharge and became a bit concerned. I called my
midwife and she said it was probably my mucus plug, but to go to Labor & Delivery for
monitoring(she thought maybe my water had broken) because I was
probably in labor.
SO…we went in and the midwife on staff didn’t seem
convinced that I was having contractions because I was calm through
them. THIS pissed me off royally, because I was the same with my daughter at
8cm and almost ready to go. The contractions were registering, but not
very strong….then they tapered off to 20 mins apart…They sent us on
a walk(which by the way, I thought it was just “off” that the radiology department is on the same floor as L&D- ie radioactive areas + pregnant women). We returned with stronger more frequent contractions- then they
stopped. SO…I was sent home.
I’m STILL having contractions
every 10, 15, or 20 mins, and now just absolutely miserable as a result. WALKING
isn’t helping them to be more regular and I nearly killed poor Andrew with just a look
for suggesting that we do anything else to get these contractions more
Technically, I’ve officially been laboring for 3 days and I’m getting really tired of it. I guess the only good thing that has come of this is that I’ve been able to get a few good meals and some rest in before the “big event”(though I’m convinced I’ll be pregnant forever and still be carrying around a teenager in utero).
OK…I’m done, I just needed to vent a bit.