That's Maggie-speak for "nothing is happening."
Well, not entirely nothing.
I have been having contractions off and on all day. Some of them have been pretty painful too. But they just haven't kicked into what I'd call "active labor." This is going to be my longest labor yet.
At one point, Andrew and my sister took the girls to the park. I should have gone along to keep things moving, but at the time, they were moving and I thought contractions were getting regular. I called my practice, they eventually sent over the nurse, but then with dinner and conversation, things slowed again. Andrew and I then took a short walk, which felt productive (read: painful) but it was too late to keep that up, so we came home and put the kids to bed, promising to wake them when the baby comes out.
At this point, everyone has gone to bed. The nurse went home to get some things (she should probably stay there and get some sleep too). I tried sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor, hoping to get things moving, but no luck. I think I'm going to have to go to bed too.
When the nurse checked, I was only dilated 2cm, although the nurse was impressed with how low Baby's head is. I knew I'd been feeling a lot of pressure lately. Anyway, I was not completely surprised to hear that I wasn't dilated very much, but I was disappointed. The nurse is pretty convinced that I'm on my way to having this baby fairly soon, but I really was hoping to have it all over with by now. All in God's timing, I suppose.
So, I guess I'll check in come morning. Good night! I hope I don't sleep well. ;)