Friday, July 23, 2010

Practice Labor

Around 4pm yesterday, I realized I was having some real contractions.  I was also really tired, so I decided to lay down for a nap.  I had trouble taking a nap because of said contractions.  Finally at about 5:15, I realized that these were much more intense than I'd experienced before.

I sat up and started doing some stuff and after another 45 minutes or so, thought "I think this is it!"  I didn't call Ian quite yet, not wanting to jinx things.  Instead, I hurried around the house doing some things and timed a few of the contractions just to see where I was at.  Most were 7-8 minutes apart, and lasting about 45-60 seconds.

Ian came home and things continued.  We went for a walk with Tessa, and a couple times we had to stop while I had a contraction.  I ate something little for dinner, and things continued.  Finally, at around 9 I took a bath and decided to try to get some sleep.  If this was the real deal, I wanted to sleep while I could and knew that if it was the real deal, that contractions would become uncomfortable enough to wake me.

Well, I went to sleep and did wake up to a few contractions.  But overall I was able to sleep.  This morning, I'm still having them, but they aren't quite as intense. 

I spoke with my doula last night before bed and she reminded me that if it's the real deal, the contractions will intensify over time.  So I guess this isn't it.

Ian's at work while I'm home (pouting).  I was getting excited to meet this little one.  But apparently it's not quite time yet!


  1. Darn! Hopefully it was practice for today! :)

  2. Awww...I am sorry! She will be here soon enough1 Thanks for the comment, I am glad I am not the only one who feels like this at 32 weeks (really thought I was loosing my mind)! :)


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