Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Apparently I'm just irritable...

That would go for both my uterus and my mood.

All these contractions I've been having - hours at a time - every day - 4-5 minutes apart. And with all of that, there has been NO change. Still hanging out at 4 cm and 50%. The contractions are just still from the irritable uterus, and not anything doing any good. I can't think of many things more annoying at this stage than spending weeks on bed rest, at least in part for pre-term labor issues, and then getting to the point that labor is a GOOD thing only to have nothing happening.

Thus the irritable mood to accompany my irritable uterus.

Things could be worse. At least the baby finally passed his weekly NST/biophysical profile. He's failed the last several and once last week we even ended up over in labor & delivery for prolonged monitoring before they finally passed him. Today he looked really good on the ultrasound and they passed him within about 15 minutes. So that's a very good thing.

With all my other pregnancies, I had problems with sciatica and with my hips popping out of joint whenever I tried to walk. This time around, I haven't had those issues! Sure, I had plenty of new issues, but at least I didn't have them in addition to the usual issues.

I'm sad that it looks like my mom and sister are going to have to head home tomorrow without seeing a new baby. But really glad that they were able to come over and help out for as long as they did. I've really been happy to have the company and the help.

At least the doctor does have an induction scheduled. We don't have to wait a couple more weeks like this. Unfortunately, after moving the scheduled induction to the 20th at last week's appointment, this week she bumped it back to the 21st again. I know it's only one day later, but right now 1 day seems like a long time!

1 comment:

Tera said...

I can imagine how frustrating and disappointing it feels to have to have your mom and sister leave without the baby being born. It will probably end up being one of those times where "a watched pot never boils". They will leave, and you'll probably have the baby. It's the way things go. Unfortunately. He'll be here soon. Hang in there. I know it seems like forever. I remember standing in the shower and crying, thinking I didn't know if I could make it one more day, let alone 3 more weeks. But, I survived, and you will too! Good luck!