Awwww...thanks mamas for all of the big
and good vibes...I REEEALLY need it right now! Well, I'm 10 days past my due date right now...*sigh*. I'm heading out for some blue and black cohosh today. I've tried walking, vigorous nipple stimulation, castor oil (will do more ONLY as a last ditch effort! OUCH, my bum!), spicy food and running full speed to an ambulance(explain in a moment!)...all to no avail. I feel like I have birthed a colony of giant slugs...ick. I always thought that losing the mucous plug was a one day event. I should flipping start a festival just in honor of the giant slugs that have been sacrificed during this past weekend.
The weekend started out with the MW doing three sweeps of my membrane Friday day. Then Friday night I got the phone call that my mom had been in a really bad car accident. My dad and I headed to the hospital and got to the scene of the accident (it was on the way) before the ambulance had left, so I took a full speed run to see if she was ok. She came out of it with a fractured sternum and some cuts, bruises and sprains but is ok other than that, THANK GOD. Just REALLY bummed now for both of us b/c it's going to hinder the amount that she will be able to help during my delivery...she and my sis are my labor partners/coaches. She was REALLY looking forward to helping...*sigh*. Had a few contractions while waiting for her in the hospital, but I seriously put a hurt on my pelvic area from running. Saturday night, lost my plug...or what I found to be only part of it...ick. Sunday I took the castor oil around 4:30, and ctx started around 9:15. They ended up 5 minutes apart around 10:45 and stayed very consistent until around 12:45 am, when they started getting closer together and alot more intense. Around 1:30am I decided to go ahead in (I'm EVENTUALLY giving birth in an ABC inside a hospital) to be checked out b/c the ctx were definitely starting to take my breath away. We headed to the hospital, for them to keep me for about two hours checking me in between walking around. 100% effaced, and get this...a whopping 2cm!!! ARGH!!!!! I was so nervous about getting there b/c of testing GBS+...sheesh. So, since we didn't get home and actually get to bed until going on 5am...needless to say there were NO attempts at natural induction yesterday. I was up periodically last night, with random ctx that woke me up they were so painful, but nothing more than the delivery of yet (sorry if it's TMI!) another giant slug this morning. I'm going to start naming them! Keep your fingers crossed that the cohoshes actually turn these random ctx into something today!!!!! I'm at the end of my ROPE!!!!!!! Thanks for the good vibes & for letting me vent...it really helps! I'll keep you all posted!
BTW...Does this mean I'm the ***WINNER***??? heehee