Saturday, August 23, 2008

Not sleeping

So last night was the third night of contractions, which has been proven with other babies in this family to go on for many nights with no result. They start in the late afternoon and persist till I can manage to get to sleep. It is definitely early to even expect any result from contractions and I have no memory of how this has gone down with the rest of the kids. I just know that with the rest of the kids 'false labor', if you can call it that, continues for quite a while before I know it is the real thing. Last night was the first night of this go around that my husband questioned me as to how I knew it wasn't real. The basic test we have found to use on my body is to drink a whole bunch of water and then try to get to sleep. It worked.....again. But now I am up and not sleeping. Oh, well. This has happened as well with the other kiddos. I wander around the silent house and perhaps clean a sink, read something or lay awake in bed. Some day soon I will be wandering around the house, heading for a place to feed the bambino. I think my body just likes to warm up to the idea of labor so perhaps I will be totally focused when the time comes. Since labor is something that can sort of run around my brain too much, practicing focusing is not such a bad idea for this mommy.

I suppose I will go try to get back to sleep again. Like I said it is early, as the due date is not till early September but who knows, stranger things have happened.

3 comments:

Me said...

You are on my mind and in my prayers!

Polly said...

Hi Karin - my last couple labors were like that too. I hope are are able to get some good rest before the big event. Wishing you a 5 minute second stage.

In about 6 months, I'll be going through the same thing!

Karin said...

Congratulations Polly! I had heard but have not had a chance to comment....busy....;o) I will be praying for you.

The worst of stage two was perhaps 30 minutes....maybe.....fast enough that I can't really complain too much. ;o)