This is so frustrating, especially considering I have been having start and stop labor for the past 3 weeks!
About 3am yesterday (Sunday) morning I was awakened to much stronger, painful contractions. I was able to get back to sleep only to be awakened by more contractions. Yay, this must by it, right?
We started the day thinking that this was going to be it. Contractions came all day long at 10 minutes apart and lasting a good solid minute. Late in the afternoon I called my doctor. She thought 10 minutes apart was a good time to come in given the fact we are almost an hour away and I was already 3cm.
I put together an overnight bag for the kids who would be sleeping next door at my parents and we went over to have dinner (I wasn't hungry at this point).
We got to the hospital at 7:30 and on the drive the contractions were closer to7 minutes apart. Got set up on the machine and they were coming 5-6 minutes. Got checked and was told I was 4cm.
After being there over 3 hours there was just one problem....... the contractions were just not getting stronger or closer together, even though I was sitting on the birth ball, walking and squatting. Got checked again at 11pm and I was still 4cm.
We were given the choice to try and sleep there or we could come home. I was so discouraged and tired I just wanted my own bed. We came home and shortly before getting home I was hit with contractions that were starting to really make my squirm. I went strait to bed and the harder ones kept hitting in the light sleep state I was in. I was finally able to get to sleep and when I woke 2 hours later, they had slowed down. Got back to sleep and by 6am I knew they had really slowed down.
So, here I am this morning still having contractions every 10-15 minutes........ how much longer can this go on for?!!!