Thursday, July 13, 2006

Sleeping in Suspense

Last night was a joke. After a late night of finishing off the apricots we picked (bottling nectar and more jam) Mr. Renn and I tried to sleep. He insisted I sleep with a towel "just in case" my water breaks. As per usual lately I have no problem falling asleep.

Alas, staying asleep is a different story.

Sometime between 1 and 2 in the morning I wake up with either a banging contraction or being kicked in the lungs... it's still hard for me to tell the difference when I'm fast asleep. I do a quick check of my belly as per usual.... and I can't find the head! Usually when I'm laying down and having a contraction there is a good hard distinct lump down where I'm thinking the head should be. I panicked... as only a pregnant lady can do. I woke up Mr. Renn and got him all panicky too....
Then neither of us could sleep.

After a prayer and a blessing we did both manage to doze off.... around 5am. I didn't even hear the alarm go off and Mr. Renn assumed I wouldn't want to go into work after not sleeping, so he didn't wake me up. This means I woke up myself 25 minutes late and got to panic again and go to work without washing my hair. (Yucky pregnant hair today - ick).

My mother was able to comfort me considerably this morning, saying that it's possible that my hips have spread enough that the head is between them and no longer needs to stick out. The last thing we need is for this little guy to do a somersault! Head first buddy, head first.

Still no regularity to my contractions, still no broken water. Long days and obviously a LONG night.

Poor Mr. Renn, he deserves a nap!


hairyshoefairy said...

I almost dred bedtime now cuz it's the most fitful time of my day. Sleeping is a joke. I'm so uncomfortable the entire night. I end up napping on my couch most of the next day anyway. We're almost done, though! Hooray! Good luck. Fingers are crossed!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Almost there Em! Good luck with your labor and everything! You will do great! You are lucky! I still have 6 1/2 months to go! Sigh.

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