Friday, April 11, 2008

The waiting is the hardest part...


...with thanks to Tom Petty. I'm going to have to start researching songs that have to do with waiting, I think.


I'm still exactly where I was last week, at two centimetres. While I'm glad we haven't had pre-term labour yet, I'm getting kinda antsy.


I am having contractions. The little box they have at the doctor's that goes "ping" showed me that. There just not apparently strong enough to be doing anything right now. After being hooked up with various pads and bands, etc, I lay in a chair listening to my child's heartbeat. Unfortunately for everyone, Baby J doesn't like being touched all that much, and efforts to get her to stay in one place to continue monitoring her heart rate were pretty futile. Every time they got her pinned down for a few minutes, she'd turn over to the other side, which of course also made it difficult to monitor my contractions. With every move, she was snapping the velcro off the monitoring pads.


Eventually she calmed down, and the doctor looked at the readout and said incredulously, "Are you feeling those?"


"Well, some of them. But they don't really hurt at all".


So, I'm having regular contractions (apparently every fifteen minutes or so), they're just doing much to move me along. I've got another doctor's appointment Tuesday, so we'll see if we make it.


And the beat goes on...

8 comments:

Willowtree said...

I can't believe that you didn't go with the Ray Davies classic "Tired of Waiting"!!!

Hang in there.

Willowtree said...

PS. Sony and Cher.

Kaycie said...

You're right not to be in a big hurry, Jen. My last one was three weeks early. It wasn't good. Those first few weeks with the babe outside of you are so much easier when they're on time. It's hard to wait but so much better than the alternative!

bellevelma said...

There's the song they used to play in Heinz Ketchup commercials "Anticiaption..."

Dumdad said...

Before I clicked on comments I thought "Ooo, I'll cleverly mention the Kinks song!" Willowtree beat me there. Great minds?

Jo Beaufoix said...

Weird, I thought I commented here the other day. Derrr. Hope you're ok Jen. thinking of you all. :D

Mya said...

Go with the flow, Jen. How about that fabulous song 'The Wait' by The Band? I've just got to go and play it now, really loud. If I turn it up enough, maybe you'll be able to hear it.

Mya x

Mya said...

What a twonk - I've just realised it's 'The Weight' not 'The Wait' - well, I suppose that's kind of relevant too.

And I don't even have pregnancy brain as an excuse!

Mya x