Wednesday, January 10, 2007

False start

I thought maybe Sunday night was THE NIGHT. I had a number of the early labour symptoms. I packed my bag, I went to bed to get some rest. The contractions continued all night. I even went to work Monday morning to get my guy-in-training started, although I was sure I wouldn't be finishing the day. And then at around noon, the contractions stopped. The cramping stopped. The nausea stopped.

I've never been so disappointed to see pain go away.

But I was sure with that kind of start, the real thing wouldn't be far away. And now, it's Wednesday morning. Still nothing. Come on baby! Don't you want to come out and see the world?

Well, maybe not today. It is blizzarding outside, and we are supposed to be travelling to Three Hills for hubby's Grandfather's funeral. I'm not sure I want to go. Maybe I should take all my hospital stuff with me, in case we get stuck there in the storm…


Anonymous said...

I hate those early contractions. There's nothing more effective at keeping a person awake. Just hope that you don't have to be induced... I was told I was going to be early and I ended up going over by eight days. Now that's uncomfortable and I've been told I wasn't a ton of fun to be around either.

If I were you, I would defiante;y pack everything you'll need for an emergency trip to the hospital on this trip. You can never be too careful...


T. said...

Take your stuff! And don't forget your papers.

You never know.

But I'm gonna guess you're gonna be overdue and ready to reach in and grab Gracie by her ankles.

That's just the type of luck I had with my kids.

Jenifer said...

Yup, I agree with T.

First one usually overdue... Paige was a week overdue and only came out because we induced.

Gracie will come when she's darned good and ready, probably in the middle of a blizzard when you have plans.....

yup take the papers.