I’ve been puttering most of the morning now, and contractions are holding steady. They’re staying pretty widely spaced – about 10-12 minutes if I’m sitting, and 6-10 minutes when I’m up and active – but gaining strength. My back is aching a little with each contraction, so I hope this guy isn’t posterior like Parker was.
I’m thinking I’ll lie down for a short nap after this update, unless the whole family shows up for lunch right as I hit the publish button. Not that I’ll be expected to get up and cook for them, but I will want to make an appearance and say hi so they all know I’m not dying just yet.
I don’t remember ever laboring in an empty house before, but it’s rather nice. Without an audience, I feel comfortable practicing a little vocalizing now to get ready for later when things are really intense. I’m also finding that while the exercise ball doesn’t help with discomfort, it does seem to make contractions feel more productive. I think I’ll like it until it’s time to get into the pool. Then there’s no comparison!
Since the last update, I:
onethree boxes, putting things away as I went
- started a load of laundry, and put away mine, hubby’s and the boys’ laundry from the load that was in the dryer
- vacuumed my bedroom
- voted for The Morning Center. Did you? The Morning Center uses mobile units to bring free prenatal care to poor women in underserved areas. Please vote daily until the end of October to help them win $50,000. Better yet: vote daily and share some of the cool hilarious memes Perry and other supporters have created on Facebook! You can find and share these on the Life in a Shoe facebook page.