I didn't know if I was going to write this today. I did plan on filming an update too, but I just don't feel like I can without crying through it. If you don't follow me on Twitter, then you won't already know that I have been in early labour since 6am yesterday morning. Contractions have gone from being nice and regular at 6 minutes apart for most of yesterday, to being really irregular since going in to be assessed last night. We popped in to the delivery suite as I was in quite a bit of pain, losing mucus plug (sorry tmi) and just not really feeling too good. Every thing was great, my blood pressure, Scout's heartbeat, urine etc. The midwife examined me and I was only 1cm, so she did a sweep.
Last night was intense. Whilst trying to sleep my contractions were coming every ten minutes and lasting well over a minute. They were much more painful as I was lying down, so I got up at half 4 and they were a bit more bearable.
Liam rang the delivery suite again at half 7 this morning when I got to the point of tears, but the midwife told him that obviously they needed to be regular and closer together, and that they can't really do anything to induce or help until I'm at least overdue by 12 days. I'm currently at 5. This I don't understand, and honestly can't imagine this lasting another 7 days.
So anyway, that's where I am now. I'm fumbling around the house, still having really random contractions. Tired, unhappy and just wanting my baby boy.
How far along? 40 weeks (+5)
Total weight gain: I've not weighed myself this week.
Maternity clothes? Nope. I'm refusing to buy anything new now.
Stretch marks? The same old same old now.
Best moment this week: Having my midwife appointment on Wednesday and booking a sweep for Sunday.
Miss anything? Currently? Being able to sleep for longer than ten minutes without a contraction.
Movement: Yep, I'm trying to stay as aware of his movements as much as I can at the minute. According to the midwife we saw at the delivery suite yesterday, he's in a really awful position.
Food cravings: Nope. I'm not really feeling hungry for anything either. I'm making myself eat just because I know I need to.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Minute long contractions every 10 minutes...
Gender: Boy! I'm getting really paranoid that he's gonna come out a girl now though.
Labor signs: Haha! Yup! I've been contracting irregularly since 6am yesterday. I'm exhausted.
Belly button in or out? Out!
Engagement ring on or off? Off.
Happy or moody most of the time: I'm trying to stay happy, but as of today I'm finding it really hard. I honestly thought that after having a sweep at the delivery suite yesterday, things might have progressed, but nope. Everything just seems to be slowing down.Looking forward to: Having this baby!!
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