Friday, July 11, 2008

Labour

This has been an interesting week.

For two weeks I had been in "prodromal" labour - meaning irregular (but productive) contractions. Wasn't too bad, just a lot of waiting for things to get regular.

Things got regular Monday night and through Tuesday my contractions were coming roughly every 10 minutes, but were still rather mild. I had graduated into "early" labour.

And that brings us to today. Contractions are still (mostly) 10-15 minutes apart, strong enough that I notice them but not horrible by any means. So far it's been a long, slow process, but not a bad one at all. It's exciting to let my body do this on it's own, slowly preparing for the birth of my child.

Tonight Hana will be taking a trip to Woodstock to visit her grandparents, and we're hoping that will give me one less thing to worry about and might kick things into active labour. I saw the Dr. on Wednesday and she's pretty confident I won't make it to my appointment next Tuesday.

6 comments:

Mommy Rader said...

HORRAY!!!!

Mommy Rader said...

I meant...HOORAY!!!

Dena said...

Ha ha, Jess. I am so excited for you, Steph! And Ben, too. And Hana, too, I guess. I can't wait to hear and see about your new little one! I will pray everything goes well and natural like you hope. Sounds like you're off to a good start.

Dena said...

Is there a baby yet? I'm dying here! Either way, hope all is going well and you all are doing fine.

*just* said...

Just found your blog and wanted to commiserate. I had prodromal labor with dd and while it was kindof annoying because I just wanted things to happen already it ended up being the best thing. Things didn't get active until 8cm!

Dena said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! Heard the news from Jess yesterday! I'm so excited for you! Glad to hear everyone is doing well. Can't wait to hear the story. Luv ya!