Thursday, July 31, 2008

Houston we have liftoff... or do we?

Thursday morning my time here. I woke up at 3:15 with wet undies and I hadn't peed them. ***disclaimer: this next sentence may induce vomiting*** Went to the bathroom and of course did what ever woman in the world would do, took off my underwear and smelled the wet part. It wasn't pee, that was for sure. There was actually no smell to it at all. Changed undies and went back to bed.

About 10 minutes later I had my first contraction. A real one. Then I started having more contractions and they continued until about 8:30 this morning. ***disclaimer: this next sentence may induce vomiting*** In this time I also lost bits of my mucus plug while in the potty.

I called my midwife at 8 to tell her I thought my water had broken and to tell her what was going on. My contractions were about 10 minutes apart and lasting 40 second to 1 minute each. She said she just got a call from another woman with contrax 2 minutes apart so she couldn't come check me now but for me to let her know when they were 4 to 5 minutes apart for 2 hours solid. She also said what I thought was my water could have been just some really wet cervical mucus.

Then just as suddenly as they came, the contractions stopped. The whole wet cervical mucus thing could be true because I haven't had a "leak" since the first one at 3. Now it's 9:17 am and the contractions have really spread out, maybe one every 30 minutes to hour and aren't nearly as strong as they were. I just don't know what to think. I'm more than disappointed to say the least. I'm going to go take a shower to see if I can keep things moving along.

I'll update throughout the day if anything new happens. If nothing new happens then I'm going to try and sleep today since I obviously didn't get any sleep last night. It's already hot and humid as hell here. Should be a fun time.

Good thing the only person I called was my Mom because I wasn't quite sure if it was the real deal. Poor Mom probably isn't sleeping for shit and for no good reason. Sorry Ma! Love you!

7 comments:

amy said...

I have been reading for a while now and hope today is the day

Teale said...

My fingers are crossed for you! Maybe you will have a July baby after all!!!

becklette said...

well, i'm a little ticked at sadie for not showing up on (us) national celebrate cheesecake day! but, i imagine it's much more imortant to get her at some point than to get her in time to make me die laughing so-- grudgingly-- i'm sending baby-eviction thoughts your way!

becklette said...

well, i'm a little ticked at sadie for not showing up on (us) national celebrate cheesecake day! but, i imagine it's much more imortant to get her at some point than to get her in time to make me die laughing so-- grudgingly-- i'm sending baby-eviction thoughts your way!

Audra said...

Sounds like it will be soon Sarah. Hang in there.

mckme4 said...

It's progress!! At least now you know that things are moving along and it is unlikely that you will need to be induced! Maybe she is waiting for the weekend - you could have yourself a little party girl!

Erin said...

I hope this is the start of her arrival!! Sending you good thoughts and labor dust...I'm leaving today for the weekend and will have NO computer access so I hope to come back to some good news:) Best of luck!!