Saturday, June 5, 2010

Here We Go!

Well, friends, I think I'm in labor.  I started feeling odd (read: even more uncomfortable than usual) during dinner last night, but wasn't sure if it was contractions or not.  My husband told me that's what I felt like about 24 hours before Susannah, our second, was born.  I tried not to get my hopes up.

We put the kids to bed and then instead of going to bed myself, which would have been smart if I had any inkling I might be going into labor, Andrew and I stayed up and watched an episode of Dr. Who.  We went to bed sometime after 11pm.  I think I may have had a contraction that awakened me around 1am, but I definitely was awakened by a contraction around 3am.  And I've been sort of dosing and contracting ever since.

My husband woke up at one point and asked if I was OK (not because of anything I was doing at the moment, just because that's been his greeting to me for the last week or so). I said "Yes" and he rolled over.  I hope my husband will forgive me for telling the internet that I am in labor before confirming it with him—I figured at least one of us should get some sleep.

I am up having something to eat (easily digestible this time...), so my contractions have gotten less intense.  I think I'll go back to bed and see if they get a little more serious.  I want to have this kid before tomorrow.
Here's a parting belly shot, believe it or not, from a couple of weeks ago.  I'm probably bigger than this now.  And no, I am not having twins.  :)

Hopefully, the next photos I post will include a baby!


  1. Congrats, I hope everything goes smoothly! I have been thinking about you a lot lately, probably because I am also going into labor any day (since I tend to go a little early). We just decided over the weekend to have another homebirth-turns out I'm just not the birth center type! We will be praying for a smooth, efficient labor for you.
    Love, Dianna

  2. So exciting! We'll be praying for you!

  3. Oh, I hope you're in labor too! Prayers for it all going smoothly.

    (Cool! Another Dr. Who fan!)

  4. Wonderful news! Praying that your labor and recovery be healthy and blessed.

  5. How exciting!! I love your beautiful belly!!!

    I hope the day is going well so far. I'll be praying for you!

  6. Thank you all for the prayers. My contractions have slowed quite a bit. How is it possible that the more kids I have, the slower my labors are? :)

    Here's hoping they come back and we can get this over with!

  7. Matushka Anna, somehow, I knew you would approve of Dr. Who. ;)

  8. My third was four times as long as my first two- but the first two were induced. :) Hopefully the pushing will be really easy this time. Bunky came out in 1 1/2 pushes- I'm hoping the same for you!!

    Do some walking. That always helps. Praying for you that today is the day!

  9. Oh, I hope this one is out that quickly, Michelle. :)

  10. Don't be discouraged. I found that with baby #3 and on I had a lot of episodes like that.

  11. Contractions are definitely still happening, but they are quite irregular. I guess this happened last time too, they were just more regular to start with.

    If it happens in the next 24 hours or so, my sister will get to be here with me. If I wait until Sunday night, I'll get the doctor I wanted from my practice. Advantages on both sides, I guess—but mainly I just want this baby out! :)

  12. Woo-hoo! Prayers for you and baby!

  13. Its about midnight and I'm heading to bed, praying that your little one has been born healthy or will be born soon!

  14. Unfortunately, I am heading to bed too, sans ex utero baby.

    However, everyone is still healthy. Thank you for the prayers!

    I hope I wake up in some serious active labor!

  15. I hear congratulations are in order!

    I hope both of you are doing well!

    love and prayers,

    Mat. Anna


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