Sunday, October 9, 2011

T - 3 Days

I really thought today might be the day. But at the non-stress test this morning these babies seemed perfectly content to stay mushed inside pushing each other around.


As long as they look good and I'm not having regular contractions, they saw no reason to worry or even check me. Braxton Hicks contractions, no matter how long they last, how uncomfortable they are, or how hard it is to breathe through them due to pressure on my diaphram, just don't count.


This is both good news and incredibly frustrating at the same time. The nurse said that I should go home and enjoy all the rest and relaxation I can for the next three days. "Cuz you're sure not going to get any once these babies come."


Ha ha ha RIIIIIGHT, thanks for the TIP!

(rant on) As if I don't know that! As if it's possible to rest and relax when you have really strong babies pushing your insides around and thumping away on your fibroid and you have agonizing groin pain whenever you have to shift your own weight. As if relaxing is an option when those braxton hicks come throughout the day, including waking you from a deep sleep.... and they can really hurt, just not the 'right' way. As if I haven't been resting and relaxing all I can for the past FOUR months.... it's like telling a prisoner to enjoy those last few days in the clink cuz soon they'll face the real world. I'm bored and frustrated out of my mind.
(rant over)

OK aaaand I'm incredibly grateful for many many things too.... 37 weeks is an incredible blessing. And there is a deadline for this.

I just need to make it though another 2.5 days. I feel like the little engine that could.
I think I can
I think I can
I think I can

3 comments:

  1. Hey Stacey

    Feel me standing/sitting beside you...

    I know you can
    I know you can
    I know you can

    hugs, sher

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  2. I know that you are in pain and exasperated, not to mention exhausted...but OMG! Can you believe how far you and those babies have come????? It seriously brings tears to my eyes to think of all you have been through to get to this points.

    I'm so looking forward to meeting those wee ones, at least through pictures, very, very soon. And you, of course, can do it!

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  3. Thank you for the support. :)

    You're right, Hillary, we've come unbelievably far and I am incredibly grateful....just not every second...which is also something I'm grateful for: the chance to be a relatively normal pregnant person at the end of her rope. :P

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