Originally Posted by fromscatteredtribe
I will not call the midwife to come again until my knees are buckling, i'm moaning uncontrollably, or my water breaks. my last birth was painless until pushing, but this apparently will be mild and drawn out and maybe painful later
I hear you there. I worst part is I knew it was too early to go to the bc, but dh and the mw both thought I should come in since the ctx were about 5 min apart. The trip to the bc wasn't all bad though. I got to see how the mw operate, they are very hands off. I only had 3 internals in the 5 hours I was there, 1 on arrival, 2nd I requested, 3rd after I woke up and wanted to go home. The doppler is soo much nicer than the efm. They'd get a heartbeat so much faster than having to strap the stupid belts on etc. The mw spent most of the time out of the room to let us do our thing. Even when I fell asleep I figured she would come in every so often to check things out but nope, she didn't come back until dh went to tell her I was up and asked for some lotion.
I slept or rested almost all day yesterday. I refused to answer the phone or talk to anyone who called for me. MIL and FIL took ds with them yesterday to go feed the hungry at mil's church and they didn't bring him back until 7:30. THat was great because I had a nice nap with DH, it has been so long since we've actually slept together. Well it was me, dh, the 2 dogs, and 1 cat
on a full sized futon. How we got any sleep is a mystery to me. I even slept all night, only getting up a few times, and I got up at 11 this morning. So I feel quite rested. Oh and last night I only got mild bh, which was nice becuase I really needed some good rest.
Ann, I'm very sorry to hear about your grandfather. That must very hard for you. Make sure you get enough support for yourself to get through this. 90 is very impressive, he must have had a lot of character to make it that far.
Nicole, sorry you had such a rough night. Did you ever speak with a lc about your left breast? Since dd did that same thing I couldn't hurt. Maybe the ladies of at the bf forum could have some advise for you. Oh and good luck with Will's cardiologist.
Leigh, I did the same thing last week. I was running errands everywhere. DH says that we have enough food and supplies that we could easily survive being trapped in the house for 6 wks.
Pam, I hope you're getting ready to or have already birthed your baby.