Friday, February 15, 2008

one of those women

I didn't want to be but it seems like I am. One of those women whose labour doesn't progress. I have been having contractions for a few weeks now off and on. Two nights ago I was up all night with contractions and they have continued every 10-20 minutes since then. They have not progressed to a point of active labour. It is getting very tiring and discouraging. Our midwife and doula have been really encouraging and say that all this work helps for later in the labour but it is just exhausting and hard with another child to care for. If I knew the end was two days away or one week away, I could handle it, but not knowing if these contractions are going to get worse today or not is hard to take for too long.
Maetia is concerned that Mummy has to bend over and squat alot but she is taking it well. She is a ball of energy and so much fun. We love her personality and spunk. She speaks quite well and in full sentences that we find sometimes a mystery to decifer. She has been talking alot about the new baby in mummy's tummy and she takes out her 'doctors' kit to check me. She is still not eating alot of different foods and we limit her dairy and soy. She is still on acid reflux medication but seems to be digesting things better in the last few weeks. She only weighs 20lbs, and is a funny little elf. We are a bit concerned about how she will deal with the new baby in her life and sharing her mother. We know she will just learn to cope but it is going to be tough at first. She is definitely the center of our world.
Here are some pictures of our house and Maetia. The house pictures are a little wonky because they had to be pasted together. With slanted walls and tiny rooms, there isn't alot of room for stepping back to get the whole picture, but it gives you an idea.
We will keep you posted on the labour and hope to have some exciting news in the next week or so.





6 comments:

saravan said...

Whoohoo! Two updates in a week! I guess I need to get back on mine, too. Your house looks great! It's fun to see all the steps to making it your own and making it great. That's a long time to be having contractions - and all I can do is imagine how exhausting that must be. I will continue to keep you guys in my prayers. Blessings for energy, for new adjustments, for a smooth delivery, and for Maetia, too. Love you guys!

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Chloe said...

Laura you are a strong and beautiful woman. You can do it! We will be praying for rest and energy. So excited to "meet" the new little one.

Gramma Sue said...

Maetia and her doctor's kit must keep you laughing and loving her to pieces! You kids are amazing with all you have accomplished since you purchased this cute place. The colours are inviting and the space seems roomy. I can hardly believe that in a month we will be arriving in NS to hug you all. I CAN"T WAIT!!
Love you all -- Gramma Contant

Angela said...

I too was one of those women... I'll be praying that you'll be able to get some rest and that the baby will come soon! It is so wonderful that you have a very supportive midwife.

The Baby Makes 4 said...

My labour with our second child went almost the same as yours. Contractions for weeks on and off...waiting for the real thing. It is very frustrating. However, I'd do it over again if it really is true that it helps in labour. I pushed for six minutes with my second child and she was born. So, hang in there and it might turn out fabulously!