Originally Posted by HappyHelpmate
I hope I feel better in the morning.
Good Morning! So, last night, I could hardly sleep bc of those cramp-like contractions. I would get to sleep, but then each one would wake me up, and they were pretty painful. So, around 3:00-3:30, I got up and did 180 pelvic rocks, then I laid back down and started to push around and massage the baby, to see if I could get her to turn to the other side (she's anterior, left, right now), thinking that maybe even though she isn't posterior, she could somehow be malpositioned, causing the icky contractions. Well, I did get her to move around some, although it didn't seem to help immediately, but when I decided to just give it a rest, I realized I felt a lot better LOL! Then I started having more normal contractions, about 10-15 min apart. Sooooooo....... I still didn't get to sleep the rest of the night really bc I'd wake up with a contraction each time I'd start to drift off, BUT I do feel a lot more comfortable and less fatigued today. Thank the LORD!!
Of course, the contractions seem to have stalled out this morning after I'd been up for about an hour, but oh well. At least I don't feel BAD anymore!
Kapow, I'm glad my post was helpful. That's hard to be faced with being forced to go to the hospital. Ironically, I have actually caught myself daydreaming about some of the perks of going to the hospital--not worrying about a bunch of people coming over to my house for the birth, not having to think about food for them or myself, not having to think about when/if my children should go to their Grandma's, getting to lay there with nurses to take care of you, not having to think about dishes, or laundry, or a clean bathroom, LOL..... I'm sure I would not like the overall experience as well if I really did choose the hospital, but it is true that not all aspects of it are bad!
Organicviolin, I feel your pain!! That's also partly why I decided to try the castor oil. I'm tired of wondering every evening, "Is this it?" only to have it all stop once I go to sleep.