... what real labour feels like after 5 natural births
On Wednesday late afternoon I had some contractions, they were different from the Braxton Hicks, but nothing really bothersome at all... They increased in intensity during the evening, then I had a shower and it slowed down. Dh and I made love and went to bed around 11pm. I woke up from the contractions around 12:30 and they were 3 to 5 mins apart but not really intense, although very much there, KWIM.
We called the midwife around 1:30 just to give her a heads up. Told her that it was still very managable and she didn't need to rush, we will call her later. She decided that she would come and just check me out since I am known for delivering pretty quickly.
She arrived around 2:30, did an internal (at my request) and it turned out that I was only 2.5cm... Now I could have been 2.5 for the last 5 weeks, who knows.
Dh and I went for a long walk in the neighbourhood at 3am (it was actually lovely) but although the contractions picked up in regularity, they became less intense
By the time we got home I knew it was going to stop and I asked her to go home.... She agreed with me that it looks like it isn't going anywhere!
I'm feeling really despondent! Since wednesday it is like everything in my body has slowed down, even the BH are barely existent..... Baby is also much quieter.