False labour’s a bitch

Monday, May 31, 2010
39 weeks, 1 day pregnant
Still here, still pregnant.
Yesterday I woke up and was determined to walk the baby out of me. After my hours and hours and hours of Googling ways to kick-start labour, it looked like walking was the #1 answer.
So I dragged Darling Husband to the mall, and we walked around for at least two hours. It was working, because I started feeling contractions every once in a while, woohoo!
I was so motivated from that that I insisted we go to a nearby shopping/business park so I could continue walking. We wandered through Home Depot and a million other big-box stores, and I was feeling the contractions every 20-30 minutes. It was SO exciting, because it was hard to walk and it really hurt during some moments.
We had dinner out at Mom’s, and I had a couple of really painful ones at the table. I was ready to head to the hospital, but Darling Husband said they should be closer together before we did anything like that. He was right, of course, so I agreed to wait.
We left right after dinner and came home, and took Little Dog on a long walk. My back was killing me at that point, but I wasn’t sure if it was labour back pain or just too-much-walking back pain. So we went home and sat on the couch to watch some TV, but unfortunately the contractions slowly went away. Noooooooooo!
I handled it calmly was extremely upset, because I had been so sure that it was the real thing. Feeling them stop entirely was just confirmation that the baby was not going to arrive while Dr. L was working in the delivery unit, and that was sad. I went to sleep hoping my water would break in the middle of the night or something, but … nope.
I’ve felt a few twinges so far this morning, but nothing like yesterday’s contractions. So it’s back to walking like a maniac. Lovely friend C and her baby boy have agreed to join me in doing laps around the mall, so we’ll be heading out shortly.
Fingers crossed!

One Comment on “False labour’s a bitch

  1. You are too funny — what a great blog!
    I've been reading it for about an hour — other obligations–what?
    You should write a book.


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