This blog is dedicated to Duncle D. ...after all, it was his idea to blog about it, and amazingly enough my desire to blog again is starting to revive. :) Thought I'd start with a stolen idea!! Thanks to M's Splenda.
August 14, 2011, Sunday morning at 3:30 am:
Laying sound asleep (as sound as you can get when you are 12 months pregnant, yet still 11 days away from your due date), and my eyes pop open with a hard contraction.
Meh. (as Skyler would put it)
Another painful braxton hicks I'm sure.
I drift off to "sleep" again.
3:40 am POP, eyes open, another one.
3:50 am POP, eyes open, irritation levels rising, another one.
4 am SIGH, painfully heave myself out of bed.
Thoughts: Okay, this hurts. Feeling the contraction in my butt and thighs, feels real, but I'm not gonna hope. Usually changing positions helps right? I'll go sleep on the couch. That will stop these 'false labor' contractions. Real labor would not be my luck.
4:05 am on the couch, twisting and turning, and yet another contraction. These continued 5 min apart until about 6 am.
In the meantime I gave up on sleeping. It was too early to wake anyone up, besides, how was I to know this really was labor??? Yeah right, I am NOT going to the hospital just to be turned away!!! I am making sure this is the real thing!!
So I putter around the house fixing the plant leaves and staring at the mess of a house I have that I have sworn I will scrub clean Monday and Tuesday so Avynlee will have a clean abode to come home to after the Thursday c-section.
6am-7:30 am, 3-5 minute apart contractions. Still there, pain increasing, shoot, I think this is it. FINALLY it is 7:30 and my kids wake up on their own. I decide, after 4 hours of labor it's time to wake up the hubby.
I announce we better get ready and go to the hospital. I tell Trevor all the evidence and that I have been up since 3:30 am laboring and it's getting worse (grunt, moan, urghhh here's another one). The first words out of his mouth are: "Do I have time to shower?" LOL, for real I thought that was cute, I said, "sure why not? I've waited this long."
He then proceeds to get ready, and I pack the hospital bag I never packed.
I call my parents, waking them up. I explain the situation. I ask my mom to come get the girls so we can head to the hospital.
The first thing she responds is, "Do I have time to shower?" hahhahaa! I say, "yes, take your time, I have already been waiting."
At 10:00 am we are checked into the hospital, after 6 1/2 hours of labor, yes it was real labor, I was dilated to a 4 1/2 and they prepped me for the c-section!! All I can say to myself is: Way to go Mama!!!! And, I really truly am glad that everyone had time to shower first!!! (The picture above is me just before we left for the hospital).