So I've been stalking for a long time and love coming here when I need a little emotional support. I also love reading the birth stories and getting inspired!! Thanks for letting me crash in on the coversation and vent a little~
I'm 40 weeks today and was soooooo sure I was going to go into labor on the "supermoon". I even started feeling really crampy with lots of back pains last night that even a bath and half glass of wine didn't help. I was wide awake, but tried to make myself go to sleep knowing I would need as much rest as possible....as soon as I laid down I started getting some odd contractions, so thought for sure this may be it?? This is my 3rd baby and both labors were solely back labor, so having contractions in the front felt very different, but I guess I've been trying to prepare myself for anything. I think I laid in bed until 430am with contractions that would make me use the bathroom either literally, or just had a strong feeling of needing too. I can definitly tell she is very far down there, so that's probably causing the need to sit on the toilet. Finally, close to 5am I was able to get a little sleep until about 8am, during this time I'm pretty sure contractions stopped. As soon as I got up though I started contracting again, but they were coming so irregular and hard to even find a start and stop. My midwife is actually my sister, so she volunteered to come over and check to see if there was anything going on. Then almost as soon as I got off the phone with her everything stopped. I was super discouraged and feeling very weepy and emotional. She arrived to check me and I'm still pretty much in the same spot I was at 38 weeks 2cm +1 station and soft cervix, so it looks like no go for meeting our little girl today. Trying to stay positive about it and know she and God have the perfect timing, but man it's hard to wait!! And I'm not even late yet......hoping and praying to not be in this waiting mode for long. My first was 6 days late and my second was on his due date, so I never thought I'd go early, but was really hoping for this weekend~
Hope you are all doing well and hanging in there. Thanks for the positive affirmations and feeling of community knowing that I'm not alone in my feelings!!