Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Count

Total # of contractions today (probably still BH) = 2


But they were more intense then I've felt so far and were definitely noticeable. Each lasted about a minute and were, oh, 3 or 4 hours apart. Certainly not frantic hospital-leaving material. Other Braxton-Hicks contractions haven't been noticeable at all unless I happen to feel my tummy.


It's been said that sudden bursts of energy focused on major cleaning projects mean labor is imminent. I can't imagine suddenly feeling like scrubbing the floors on my hands and knees at any point in my life - especially pregnancy. The only things I have sudden bursts of are naps and sitting down whenever I pass a chair (especially the computer chair.)


Kate, on the other hand, is all about the sudden bursts of energy. I wonder what this means for her outside the womb. Will she be just as active?


Hmm. Am having another contraction now. Much shorter than the others though.


I'd prefer to go into labor during the day. Waking up in the middle of the night to pain and then navigating the house and freeway and cold, night time hospital buildings in the dark seems less friendly. But I'm fine with whatever Kate wants.


It's funny how daily life keeps on going even though this major life-changing event is just hanging over your head, ready to go at any moment. This waiting and anticipation is good for me, the person who likes to control. Already Kate is testing my limits. =)

8 comments:

  1. I'm gonna get in trouble at work checking your blog all the time. No news from Elk Grove after doctor visit today either. BORING!!

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  2. I'm just here to break up all the estrogen cheering wth a little testosterone laced encouragement for Kate."Lets go KATE, drop, and give me 20 contractions RIGHT NOW!!!""We need you out here right now Private Kate, DOUBLE TIME""C'mon little soldier, you've got it in you HUAH!!!"

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  3. i keep checking for Kate's arrival too! maybe if all your blog-readers use reverse psychology too...? :)

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  4. :) I'm excited. :)

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  5. Seems as if you might (predictably!) be heading to the hospital about the same time Lisa heads off to NYC. I wonder if this will be a life-long characteristic of Kate's...

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  6. I hope Kate hurries! I'm already at the point where I'm checking your blog every hour or two. And assuming her genes are consistent with the rest of the family, I'm sure she doesn't need to get any bigger than she already is. Praying for you both!

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  7. I'm so excited/nervous for you! I like control to so the suspense element is what makes me nervous for you because otherwise I'm sure everything will be fine. I miss you sooo much! I'm praying for you guys.

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  8. Oh yeah. I'll be taking my laptop to the hospital, if Superman remembers to grab it. I wonder if they have a free wireless network... I'd certainly rather do that then watch TV. But then again I could watch my daughter sleep. Or sleep myself. Who cares. I'm still bringing the laptop, just in case. There's no way I'm going without a pen and paper, that's for sure.

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