Saturday, August 16, 2008

Yup. You Guessed It.

Still not in labour.

My responses to the zillions of well meaning phone calls and emails coming in have become like a template.

Insert one:
"No, baby's not here yet."
"No, we're not in labour."
"Yes, I am hot/uncomfortable/anxious/ready to pop."
"Yes, baby girl does seem to be taking her time."
"Thank you for telling me the story of your cousin/friend/sister/mum/coworker who went three weeks overdue."
"Yes, you are on the list of people to call when the baby arrives."

Don't get me wrong, I'm not bitter. I know how blessed and lucky I am to be here. It's endearing how many people have come out of the woodwork to show they care. I really do appreciate it. It's just hard because I really don't have any significant news to share (unless they want to hear about my mucous plug ha ha).

Speaking of my mucous plug, I think maybe what I was describing was actually bloody show. I talked to a few of my girlfriends who have recently given birth and they tend to think that at least the first part of what came out was show, rather than plug. Interesting. Still doesn't mean that labour will be starting soon with any certainty. But it does mean that things are happening, albeit at their own pace.

I don't have too much of an update from yesterday. I went on several short walks that probably amounted to about 2km in total, so not bad. Had a few minor BH contractions during the day but nothing major. Interestingly, at night, I was awoken with some seriously incredible back pain that seemed to come in waves. It made me gasp it hurt so much. Weird that the pain was in my back, rather than my uterus, and it seemed to be on one side more than the other. It was pretty bad and for a while there I thought maybe it was finally the start of labour. But eventually I fell back asleep and so whatever it was, was relatively short-lived. I had these pains again toward the morning, but somehow I incorporated them into my dream and didn't wake up. But I know I was having them.

This morning I feel just fine and dandy. Great! Tomorrow is our official due date and even though I'm well aware that only 5% of women actually give birth on their due date, I sure wouldn't mind being one of them.

5 comments:

christina(apronstrings) said...

maya! behave yourself--and come here now!

i think you may have a diva on your hands.

Kristen said...

She's a stubborn little thing, isn't she! Haha!

Anonymous said...

I just came across your blog in the last 2 to 3 weeks. Although I don't know you from a can of paint, I am so so so very excited for you. I check your blog everyday to see if your little girl has arrived. I am sitting on pins and needles as if you are a family member ready to deliver.

I have been married for 9 years and have been trying to get pregnant for 9 years. I have unexplained infertility. I have been on Clomid several times and I swear that stuff is a demon in a pill (for me atleast). I suffered undesirable side affects. I had one failed IUI after which my husband decided we would not try any artificial means (argh!!!!). Ironically, I fail pregnant in January just to miscarry in March... sigh.

I am saying all this to say, "Thank you for sharing your experience with people like me!!!" I truly understand your struggles (in the past) and an ecstatic to see someone be able to surpass the difficulties of infertility.

Do me a big favor and spoil Maya, relish everyday, give her loads of hugs and kisses for woman like me and like yourself.

Again, thank you for sharing. It helps in dealing with the pain infertility brings.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I'm still reeling from the plug description...

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