Went to my 38 week appt yesterday and was shocked when my NP told me I was dilated to 5-6 cm!! Why wasn't I in labor?? So she stripped my membranes (NOT pleasant), and called ahead to the hospital to see if they'd admit me. They said they would. So I met DH at home and we headed straight there. Still no painful contractions. They put us in a Labor and Delivery room where they monitored me for awhile and checked me. The doctor there said I was actually only about 4cm, so I was rather disappointed. I was starting to feel my contractions intensify, but not enough to warrant staying there. So after a few hours (and lots of walking), we decided to head home and continue laboring here until things really pick up. VERY disappointing!!!!
So I'm home now. My contractions are certainly hurting more than they ever have, but I'm not to the point where I am unable to "walk through them". So until either my water breaks, or the contractions intensify and get closer together, we are just waiting. My back is KILLING me today, and it wasn't yesterday, so I think that's a sign of things moving along. I hope the end is near!!
Lisa, IBS-C (Vegan)
Stable since July 2007!
Mommy to Rhiannon Marie (Dec. 13, 2008)