Last night, the acupuncture seemed to really help. I had decent contractions all evening. I knew that the big test was going to be whether or not they continued through the night. Much to my amazed and pleasant surprise, I actually had trouble sleeping becuase I was having some very uncomfortable, and what seemed like consistant contractions. I would toss and turn, with my low back aching during each contraction, and eventually fall asleep, just to be awakened by another persistant grouping of contractions. For the first time, I thought to myself "I think we might have a baby tomorrow".
It was my morning to wake up early with Harris, and he was bright eyed and bushy tailed at 6:45am. I reluctantly rolled out of bed and very quickly realized that my achy back was gone. As were my contractions.
Man oh man- you have GOT to be shitting me!
So here I sit, jaded and exhausted after enduring an all night marathon of contractions, with nothing to show for it! No broken water, no bloody show, and obviously, NO BABY! I am pissed.
I have tried the birth ball and more nipple stimulation this am with no luck. Maybe 1 or 2 Braxton Hicks contractions. And to Sandy, my adorably inquisitive cousin (whom Harris shares a birthday)- thanks for the phone call last night- the nipple stimm obviously didn't do the trick, and I had to stop after 10 minutes because my nippers are too sensitive right now for that nonsense...
Go ahead friends, pity me, the poor, 5 days overdue, with no end in sight pregnant lady. *Sigh*
*ETA* Oh yeh, and to add insult to injury, I got a parking ticket last night while I was parked outside the midwife's office! For Pete's sake!