PHANEROO \fan-er-o-oo\Greek: to manifest in word or deed.
Monday, April 13, 2009
This pregnancy is proving to be the craziest thing ever. It's almost like I've never done this before. This morning at 7 a.m. I woke up with really strong contractions every 5 minutes. This went on for an hour when I decided to call Dr. B. I was advised to go to the Women's Pavilion. I was convinced today was the day! The contractions were not stopping. When I arrived at the Women's Pavilion and was monitored for an hour, the nurse confirmed that indeed I was having contractions every 5-6 minutes consistently. But alas, these contractions did not amount to any progress. When I arrived I was 3.5 to 4 cm and 50% effaced like I was on Thursday at my 37 week appt. After a couple of hours at the Women's Pavilion I was still the same. I chose to go home so I could eat and walk. And sometime around 3 p.m. this afternoon the contractions trailed off and I've only been having a few every hour. I'm convinced that Griffin is getting way to comfy in his little cozy world and will eventually have to be booted out by more extreme measures. Luckily, Dr. B has agreed to induce labor on April 23, one week before my due date, if Griffin does not arrive before then. I'm getting really uncomfortable and irritable with all these contractions that don't amount to much of anything. Maybe I got too good at preventing labor between 28-36 weeks that I forgot how to go into labor when it was safe! I know Griff will come when he is ready. I'm trusting God with this one, but I sure have been praying for relief to come very soon.