Friday, September 23, 2011

That time I thought I was going to have a baby

I kept waking up during the 4 o'clock hour on September 23rd. Such a coincidence that it was the due date. 

I felt some weirdness, some pain. I move to the couch so I wouldn't wake up B. I put Friends on tv and drifted in and out of sleep until somewhere near 6am. Then for the first time in my life I actually timed contractions. With the stopwatch on my cell phone. 

It was about every 8-10 minutes, and lasted about 30-40 seconds. That went on for almost an hour before I decided to try for a nap. The pain woke me up many times, but each time I checked the stopwatch I was sleeping a little longer. The first nap was 10 minutes, the last one was 40. When I woke up at 9 I was still having them. I finally told Mom, who got ready to come to town, then I woke up B and told him. 

I had a couple more strong contractions, about a half an hour apart. Then pretty much nothing. I felt slight cramping maybe 5 times since then, lasting about 10 seconds each, and only happening 45 minutes apart or more. 

It is now 3:30 and I've got nothing. I'm exhausted, and it's time for a nap. 

Then I'll decide if I'm joining the family for dinner in a couple of hours, or if I'd rather more sleep and a shower. Right now I don't know which way I'm leaning. 


8 comments:

Sean Marie said...

You're a better wife than I am. I know the second I feel a contraction I'm waking my husband up! That's so exciting. I bet your baby comes today! :)

Theresa said...

Hi Venassa, Sounds like you are going to have the baby any time now! Best wishes for you & your baby! Congrats I featured you & your crafts today on my site DearCreatives! Feature button is on the side bar! xo Theresa

Kaylee said...

Awhh, no fair! She's teasing you! I'm sorry, Harper did that to me for 2 weeks :/ Good luck! Thinking of you and here's to hoping she makes her arrival soon!

Baby Sister said...

That silly baby needs to stop teasing and just come out!! ;)

The Presutti's said...

soon, i'm feeling it!

Joanna {Baby Gators Den} said...

Sounds like you're very close! I remember feeling like I was going to get my period for a couple days before I had my son. So excited for you!

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An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Congrats!! I know she's here...yaaaay!!!!

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