Thursday, August 1, 2013

When you think you're going into labor, but you're not

A few nights ago, I stayed up too late and woke up later feeling kind of sick. I felt really nauseated, so I got up to go to the bathroom. That was a whole situation. Without going into too much detail (just kidding, I always go into too much detail), I had a blowout of epic proportions that took multiple flushes and several get-off-the-toilet-and-walk-around-the-house sessions in order to keep things "moving." When I finally got back into bed, I kept having contractions. Painful ones that made me a little dizzy. Each time I felt one contraction beginning, I'd open one eye and check the clock, hoping they might be consistent and close together. They weren't. I had four or five at various lengths and intervals before I fell asleep again. To my great chagrin, I woke up the next morning at 8:30 without a baby in my arms.

As is evident by the baby that's still in my body, I did not go into labor, despite all my wishing upon stars, finding lucky pennies, tossing said lucky pennies into fountains, and blowing out birthday candles. Hopefully it happens soon!


  1. Try walking stairs or just plain walking! My first was overdue by two weeks and I was told to go shopping and to carry the shopping home.
    Needless to say she still only came when she was ready to and not a minute earlier - hence my christmas day baby! Good luck it will be over before you know it!
    Marigolds' Loft

  2. I agree with the previous poster, walking helps! And I know how much it sucks to think you're in labor and not have the baby... 3 days before my daughter was born, I went to the hospital with contractions 10 minutes apart. After 2 hours of monitoring they sent me home because I wasn't progressing. So frustrating! Worse was having contractions 10 minutes apart for 3 days until she actually arrived. These babies can't be rushed... now matter how much you just want them out! Good luck

  3. I went through exactly the same stuff at the end of my pregnancy. I had painful, frequent contractions that led approximately nowhere on and off for months, especially toward the last few weeks. My dr. stripped my membranes at my 39 week appointment and I finally started to go into real labor....FINALLY!!


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