You are the BEST! There is no way ANY of y'all are on my facepunch list! The reason I posted that to facebook is because I am getting inquiries from people I *barely know* like...HOURLY asking if I've had my baby and giving all kinds of advice about induction and scheduled c-sections. And it was HORRIFYING to me. I really wanted to be left alone and not hear anyone's weird stories or get their advice.
Quick (not that quick) update straight from the horse's mouth and the reason I haven't been around on MDC much. Monday night, I could NOT get comfortable. I was up prowling around the house and finally decided I'd watch a movie because DH had to work and I was making everyone miserable (he says I wasn't, but I was). About 2 a.m. I thought "geez, I've had a lot of contractions...hmm." About 3 a.m., they got CRAZY hard and by 3:30, I figured I'd better start timing. They were every 4 1/4 minutes and lasting about a minute each, so I woke up DH and called my mom.
My midwife and her crew rolled in around 7 a.m. and I was still in the throes, exhausted from no sleep but major pumped to do. this. thing!! I was 4 cm then, so DH and I went for a quick neighborhood walk and by the time I got back, I was having hard contractions every 1.5 minutes! So I took a shower (warm) to get unsweaty...and then nothing. Nothing. Nothing. They completely stopped. For hours. I expected to be holding baby by maybe 10 a.m. My midwife checked me at 1 p.m. and she couldn't even reach my cervix anymore and I could even feel the difference because the check was not tender and painful like the early morning one had been. She said she might have to turn right back around (she's 2 hours away), but that she didn't want me to have performance anxiety with her just sitting there in wait. I was so devastated and cried myself to sleep, basically getting up to drink water and pee, but that's it until the next day.
So here we are 2 days later and I have no baby. I threw up all my lunch today and thought maybe after all this practice I was skipping straight to transition, but...here I sit calmly typing this. I don't know what's going on with me, but I am a little afraid to hope. I know logically Baby has to come eventually, but I almost can't grasp it right now. Time is crawling by and I feel like I am a watched pot. My attempt to distract myself today by going out to lunch with my mom and DH started with a hard contraction as soon as we ordered, me not eating because of feeling so nauseated, then throwing up my iced tea and two french fries in the parking lot. Awesome.
So anywho, to make a long story longer, I would never want to facepunch my MDC ladies. Y'all are great and amazing support
and I thank you for being so sweet and kind and loving even though I seem to be the boy who cried labor...
Believe me, if wishes were horses, I'd have a stable full. And I'd have a baby in my arms and so would all of you (if you're ready)! Thanks again y'all for being such loving support.