Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Well here I am again, overdue. I'm quickly approaching 3 days past my due date and still no baby to show for it. I went to the doctor yesterday and he said I'm almost 3cm and 60% effaced (as compared with 1cm and 30% a week ago), so at least these contractions are doing SOMETHING. Last night I was awake until 4:30am with contractions. They weren't super strong, but strong enough to keep me awake. They started at 20 or so minutes apart and then gradually worked up to 5 minutes apart. They started to get stronger, but then started to get further apart...then come 4:30am, they were gone. Oh how I'd love to be the woman who goes into labor and has a baby. I don't know why my body has to do this ridiculous start and stop nonsense, it's not only frustrating, exhausting and annoying, it's also very disheartening. Every day my children ask me, "so, do you think baby Ryan will be born today?" as if I have the inside scoop and I'm just holding out on them. I'm very uncomfortable...I'm having lots of pressure and random, not so great feeling contractions, but nothing regular and exciting yet. I'm really, really hoping that changes soon. I honestly cannot imaging enduring many more days feeling this way, especially with the lack of sleep. Why do contractions always seem to happen so much at night anyway?!?!