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Monday, February 4, 2013

Just a little update.

Yesterday while heading to church, I noticed my back was starting to hurt and then would radiate to the side and then to the front.

Seeing as I have never had contractions before, I brushed it off as a pulled muscle or maybe just cramps in general.

But then, during Mass they were coming at fairly regular intervals.

And they hurt. Like take my breath away hurt.

But I still didn't think anything of it.

My dh wanted to time them...which we did and it seemed that my "cramps and pulled muscle" were hurting every 3-5 mins.

We got some food on the way home and I ate quickly and was exhausted so I decided to try and drink some water and get some rest.

Resting didn't really help though because the pain was coming and going, but I did notice that when I was lying on my left side it was not quite as horrible.

At this point I was just simply exhausted and confused. I hadn't slept the night before and now I was hurting every 3-5 mins.

After a few hours of this, and some convincing from my dh-we decided to go in.

I just really didn't want to be one of those women that went in for every little pain...but since my pains were regular I had to put my stubbornness behind me.

Getting there they checked my blood pressure which was quite high, but we realized it was because I was having a contractions during it.

Baby girl sounded great.

And those cramps and or pulled muscles? Well, they were indeed contractions.

Contractions that after being regular for almost 4 hours started to tapper off!

The nurse called my doctor and they checked me (definitely effaced but only dilated to a 1 or so!) and said they thought my body was just exhausted and that's why it didn't progress.

So, I was given something to help me sleep and told to go home and "get the best sleep I've gotten in months."

And I did.

Oh my...taking some of the good stuff really helps!

The nurse and doctor said they were fairly certain that with rest, they'd say me back up there last night or today to "have this baby!"

Those words were def music to our ears.

So where do we stand as of now?

I'm waaaay well rested.
I've had a few contractions here and there.
Today is her due date.
And now we wait and see....

25 comments:

Rebecca said...

Yay!!! Prayers that all goes well as you bring Faith into the "outside" world.

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

Praying it's not much longer now! But if it is, don't let yourself get discouraged! Baby WILL come. Just take it one day (sometimes even one hour) at a time!

Abigail said...

Yeah!!!!

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

Ahhhhh, so excited, I will be checking back!!!!! Can't wait to meet Faith!!!

Anonymous said...

So excited for you! Praying for an easy labor/delivery. Keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

So excited for you! Praying for an easy labor/delivery. Keep us posted!

KJL said...

Wow! Many prayers for you. I hope everything goes smoothly, and baby girl will be here safe and sound very soon!

Kat said...

Woooohooo! Praying for a smooth and safe delivery!

imusthaveprayedforpatience said...

Yeah! Keep us posted! so excited for you!

Megan said...

Excited!!!!!!! Hoping and praying thing go smooth with no complications.

M said...

Praying for you! So excited!

M said...

Praying for you! So excited!

Jenny said...

Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Catholic Mutt said...

So exciting! Praying that it all goes well and happens, soon. :)

All in His Perfect Timing said...

Praying for a safe, smooth, quick delivery!

Grace in my Heart said...

SO exciting! I've been thinking about you!! Prayers it happens soon! :)

Hebrews 11:1 said...

SO exciting!! Can't wait to meet you, Faith!!!!

Emily G. said...

I hope something happens soon! I had false labor like that several times with my first and for about three weeks straight with my second. Can't wait to meet her.

JellyBelly said...

Come on Faith, hurry up and make your appearance!! Prayers for you mama!

Ania said...

Lillie and I will say afternoon prayers for you!

Patiently Waiting...... said...

It is going to be soon, momma! Praying!

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

whooo hoooo!!!! Can't wait to see that baby! :)

Mary said...

for some reason the first thing that came to my mind was "YEEEEHAW!!!" LOL!!!

YIPPEEEEEEE!!!! You know, your doctor is really smart- I think mine should have sent me home for some really good rest, too!! ha!

Can't wait!!!! :)

St. Rita's Roses said...

arrgghh, I am stalking your blog like crazy...waiting for that announcement and cute little pic of that baby!!!

BlessedBeLord said...

I am waiting to hear updates and see some pics of the little one!