Still in labor, getting closer and more powerful. Just took some homeopathic meds to help move things along some because I've been in labor since 11pm last night. I'm still in a great mood though and still feel great about our decision to UC. I feel truly blessed today, my mom, ,my sister, my husbad, 2 daughters and friends have been amazing. I have been treated like a queen today and it almost brings me to tears. How lucky am I to be rubbed and petted here by those I love most. Keep praying for us.

1:49 Saturday afternoon~ Still in active labor, I allowed my friend who is a student midwife and acting as a doula to check me a few times because it is taking so long, I am 10cm but he not decending properly. We are thinking it's military presention and his head may be cocked a little to the side. So anyway, he and I are both still doing good. I am feeling somewhat discouraged that he has decended so little in 8 hours..maybe an inch or so and still not past my pubic bone. please pray and send us good vibes I really really need them.


 I am very upset at this point, my friend allowed me to know she had enough experence to guess what I was close to. She told me she was a student and that she had done it before and she might not be right on the moeny but she'd be close enough... Well she wasn't I broke down about 9pm and went to get checked by the hospital because something didn't feel right, and it wasn't. I am not in labor and my cervix was not only not dialted but still postier, she never even reached my cervix. The pains I am having are so severe that even with the shot of demeral/sleeping meds I Am still crying and passing clots. They never even registered as cxt on the machine. I'm just at a loss as to what is going on. I am so discouraged, upset and tired right now that I am not sure of my own judgment right now. Even with the shot the most sleep I have had is 3 hours since about friday about midnight.


  Sunday at 2:26  

Thank you all for your prayers and vibes, I am in much better spirits today and still trudging along. The pains are still 10 minutes apart and I have been rocking and moaning even hollering my way through every one of them. I have also been sleeping most of the time in between. I feel that last night when the midwife checked me she said as soon as she touched my cervix it popped open from 0 to one ( she promised she didn't stretch it ) so I am hoping that that action did trigger labor to come on, I feel that today these pains are a little more productive today then yesterday but I am not sure. What matters most right now is that I don't feel broken or beatdown like I did last night..

  Thank You Ainamama! You were such an encouragement and I needed that



  As of right now it's 8:18 on Sunday night, I spoke with Cindy early about possible prodromal labor, I decided to go ahead and try and stop if it is was with the muscle relaxers the midwife gave me. I notriced that it slowed down some but not for long. That was at 4-5ish I think. Well the cxt's are now back and full force. The worst is because they are all in my back whenever one starts I have to move into a better position and that makes it about 10 worse. What might have been bareable becomes enogh to make me cry. I feel like the worlds biggest baby not to mention a huge failure.

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Jun. 14, 2009 at 8:29 PM

I'm sorry your LO is taking his time. :( But, I am glad you have support from family and friends. And, I'm glad you got some rest and I'm glad to hear that you feel things are progressing...yay! :-) One thing we know for sure is that -- it IS going to happen at some point! Saying a prayer all goes well. Will be awaiting future updates! GOOD LUCK!!!!

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Jun. 14, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Please DO NOT feel like a failure or a baby....Good are having a BABY! Sometimes it takes time and sometimes you need help...maybe he is HUGE? I think it is time...right? You are past your original due date? And, well....if it only slowed and didn't "stop" then...soon probably. If you are concerned at all GO back to the hospital...there is NOTHING wrong with taking care of YOURSELF and your baby in whatever way you need to. Having a UC birth is great -- IF things work out accordingly and if not...your ultimate goal is to have a healthy happy baby and a good birth experience...that can be done at home or at the hospital. Either and the baby remain in my prayers!

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Jun. 14, 2009 at 9:34 PM

(((Hugs))) You are not a failure! You are a strong and powerful woman who is bound and determinded to do the best for her baby! I look up to you, mama! Much love! Know that he will be in your arms soon!

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Jun. 14, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Oh my gosh,..god bless you woman. You are absolutely NOT a baby or a failure! You are a trooper!! Hang in there,..You're probably just so darn tired, things seem worse than they are. You've been at it a long time now. Think of how accomplished you will feel when your sweet baby is here. You are doing such a good job!

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Jun. 14, 2009 at 11:03 PM

I assume you are back at home now? I have a few recommendations, if you are open to any ideas, not sure what you have tried yet. First is to have 1/2 a glass of wine. I know some are not comfortable with this but it might help you relax and get some rest. Have you tried laying on an incline head down? It can dis-engage baby and then put him back in proper position. Are you able to visit a chiropractor? I'm sorry you are having such a hard time!

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Jun. 15, 2009 at 3:30 AM

You haven't updated since 8PM and it is now 3AM...that's good, right??? :-) I am hoping "things' took off after your last update!! GOOD LUCK and maybe even CONGRATS????? :-)

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Jun. 15, 2009 at 4:49 AM

Bless you, bless you, bless you!  You are doing what is best for your baby (clearly not what is easiest for you!), and that means trusting your instincts, which you did by getting checked.  It must be discouraging thinking you were in labor, only to learn that you weren't dilated, but now you can explain why things weren't moving along as you expected.  Praying this ends faster than it began and that you and baby are happy and healthy! 

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Jun. 16, 2009 at 1:26 AM

Hope you are doing okay!! Thinking about you!

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Jun. 17, 2009 at 2:12 AM

Hmmm, what's happening with you? Hope all is well and you are just busy with your new BABY! ;-)

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