Monday, November 07, 2005

Good morning

Nothing happened overnight except some more cramping. It's like I ate something that doesn't agree with me - that's all. I know some of them are contractions otherwise I wouldn't be dilated to almost 4 cm & more than 50% effaced as of yesterday (hopefully more now). I could tell by the monitor yesterday that when I started having trouble breathing that a contraction was coming. It would get a bit achy in my back & a perhaps a little in the belly which then got really hard. I feel like a total idiot because I haven't been able to tell if I'm having a contraction or not. I know a lot of women would be feeling it more & would have been in the hospital by now, but for me it hasn't been so bad that I can't concentrate on anything else beside the contraction, which is what I was told real labour would be like. Maybe I'm lucky, maybe I'm stupider than I thought... I guess ignorance is bliss, at least for now.

This morning we are going to the hospital at 10 am for some sort of induction. If my Bishop Score is still under 7 (it was 6 yesterday) then we'll try the cervidil, if not I suppose it is straight to the pitocin, unless the amniotomy is possible. Whatever happens today won't be leaving the hospital without the bun out of the oven this time. I'm sure many of you will be relieved to know that there will be no home birth for us. I'll just be relieved to get that damn plastic off the hobo bed - I am so tired of all the rustling & crinkling. I'm also kind of relieved that the decision will be made for us rather than me hemming & hawing (?) at the last minute & worrying about whether or not we are doing the right thing & also about other people's reactions.

OK Time to try & relax... I'm starting to get all nervous & freaked out, like before I have to go in & teach a class or give a presentation. Gotta calm the breathing, get a shower & go buy a good book before we meet Josee at the hospital. Wish us luck & keep checking back for updates if you like. There's dial up at the Monfort so Calvin's got my laptop all packed so we can blog & e-mail when we get bored or when the deed is done.

Ack! I'm having a baby!!!!!!!


Connie said...

I guess this is what they mean when they say good things come to those who wait :-) I'm definitely starting to get the pregnancy hormones going because I teared up reading your e-mail. How exciting!!! Soon the "Bun" will have his/her very own name. Good luck today.

Maggie said...

I can't believe the day is here. I'm sure the nerves will pass soon enough. I teared up too. You deserve a nice, stress free birth for being so patient with the bun. Hope you have an excellent day and don't forget to take pictures. We have tons after the fact but not enough of the labour.
We will be thinking of you all.
Love, Maggie, Todd and Brynn

Lori said...
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Heather said...

Me too, you made me get teary. I can't beleive it, (what's going to happen today I mean). You are the best Laura! Being so patient with Bun and your friends and family, you'll be such a great mom! Love and hugs to you guys.

Anonymous said...

Wow Laura, you're so patient! Took me this long to figure out the blog thing. I'll be thinking of you today - don't let Calvin get too crazy with the web cam! I can only imagine all the knitted Yoda hats you've had time to make during the wait. Sounds like you're in good hands. I'm just glad to hear you're still feeling good. Keep laughing - the Bun will know :-)
Lots of love,

Green Family said...

Good luck! I hope you continue to not know whether you're having contractions until the baby's born! We're thinking of you and we're super excited for you was Timothy's due date, weird how life works out eh?

xo K, G & Timbit

Nancy said...

Calvin and Laura -

Good luck today! I can hardly concentrate on my work when I know the baby is finally on its way.

Love Nancy

Mom said...

Lovely Laura, Crazy Calvin, and Beautiful Baby Bun -

Have a happy healthy birth day.
November is going to be a beautiful month after all.

Use those breathing techniques, they were the biggest help to me during labour. Wish I could be there to give you my love in person. I will be teary all day I'm sure.

Love & hugs from Mom & Ken,
Bow wows * face-licks from Teddy, Ozzie & Sabrina,

Mom said...

Laura or Calvin

Please call with updates when you can.

I'm home - don't work on Mondays.


Aunt Vida said...

Hi Calvin and Laura,

I am checking the blog every few minutes today. Hope all goes well...hang in there Laura the wait is worth it. Stay calm Calvin.
Love to the three of you.

Gramma said...

Hi Laura I'm sure glad being pregnant was much more of a mystery in my days, everything just happened. Maybe if I'd had all that education your Mom would have been an only child. Your little one will be a very smart cookie having all that info transmitted to him/her in-utero. Have a great day and lots of love coming to you from Gramma and Ruth

Butlers said...

Good Luck guys...

Just giv'er.... We are very excited for you both.

I am not sure if the Bun realizes how fortunate he/she is to have parents like you guys...but we do.

Best of luck and I am looking forward to the updates

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