These are the last posts before Evan Passed Away.
December 22nd, 2007
You know I always thought if your water was to break you would know it. Here I am wondering if my water has broken or if I have some copious amounts of clear, thin, oderless discharge…its deff. not pee as its coming from inside ya know, but its not like gushing out, just sorta keeps replenshing itself down below after I wipe it away. Its sure not like any discharge I have had ever, but I just dont know….
I am gonna lay down a bit and see what happens then I will call midwife if its still going on.
Not a contraction in sight, but they can come hours after your fluids start leaking, it just means things are well underway.
Had my second round of acupuncture last night so it is a possibility, she did say things would pick up in the morning if they were going to. Here’s hoping, I just hate to get my hopes up, I have so many disappointments as of late. If only contractions would start I could have myself a solstice baby, that would be way to cool having a son on the birthday of the Sun.
Oh yeah that reminds me, happy solstice all and a Cool Yule!!
A girl just posted this reply in one of my online communities surrounding overdue pregnancies…
"I always thought it funny that doctors would freak out if a woman went a few days over her "due date" but no veteranerian has EVER said "OMG this dog is overdue! We’ve got to section those puppies out immediately! They will get too big and the mother will never be able to push them out! EEK!"
No, they always say "just let her be. Nature knows what it’s doing and she should just be left alone to do what she does best when the time comes."
Women should see veteranerians for their pregnancies 🙂 "
It made me chuckle, and sadly its true….
A Bit Later……
Here’s hoping. I can’t say I am not nervous cause if it is my waters and I am dilated like I am,and as overdue as I am, they may try to pressure me to stay at the hospital and accept induction to get things going, I have been hoping for a homebirth and avoiding the hospital like the plague this whole pregnancy, so the plan is that if it is amniotic fluid and I have no contractions or mild ones then I will ask to go labor at home for a while and come back later for admission if needs be, I mean I live 10 minutes away. That way I still have the homebirth option if things do progress. Midwife did say there is a 24hr timeline for homebirth after water’s are determined as broken, again due to provincial regulations, but she feels strongly that I would go into labor before that so she is not concerned.
I sure hope so but the way this pregnancy has been this past month I don’t want to get my hopes up on anything I seem to have had such a run of bad luck, all I can do is stay positive.
So hubby will be home around 8 and we will go then. I just keep going back and forth on whether this is my waters or not, it keeps changing texture from watery and clear to occasionally goopy like snot with a yellow colour, I think it may be a bit of both, waters with the cervical mucus as I have had lots of cervical mucus this week. If it is my waters its a slow leak I have leaked less then an ounce all day.
Back, It was not my waters after all.
I am over 2cm dilated, she says the only reason she can see that I am not going into active labor is do the very high Adrenalyn levels pumping through my body from the pain I am, in that she says is Sciatica. I was in so much pain from the trip to see her my hands were shaking and I was tearing up, it truly is the most intense blinding pain I have ever felt. She gave me 2 tylenol 3’s and a prescription for more and said take them 4 hours until baby comes, as I need to dull this pain to allow my body to relax enough for labor. She said all they will do is make my baby a bit sleepy but better he be a bit sleepy then me suffer to the extent I have been..
Oh how I have been. Put it this way, I took 2 tylenol 3’s an hour and half ago and I am still in pain. Normally that would knock me right off my butt, now its barely working.
Midwife swears I should be in labor by now and is just waiting patiently.