I probably shouldn’t be writing this post today as I don’t think I’m in the best frame of mind.
It doesn’t help that I’ve just watched a particularly depressing film, which left me in tears but I probably needed that cry to let it all out.
I’m so frustrated!
Last night, I believed I’d gone into labour. Yesterday afternoon and evening I was experiencing dull aches in my nether regions, similar to that of period pains. Feeling hopeful and a little bit nervous I took myself off to bed wondering what the night would bring. I managed a couple of hours sleep before waking up to more intense cramping, which was coming and going at irregular intervals.
Yay, contractions I thought! Out comes the contraction timer on my phone – 9 mins, 8 mins, 7 mins, 8 mins, 9 mins, 8 mins – pretty regular but not close enough together to start panicking and rushing off to the hospital.
Try and get some sleep they said at the antenatal classes so that’s what I did – thinking if they get worse the intensity is sure to wake me up, or if not I’ll carry on monitoring in the morning, and get ready to call the hospital. But of course that would be just to easy!!
Since waking this morning absolutely nothing has happened – no contractions, not even the slightest bit of cramping to stop me from thinking that I wasn’t just imagining last night.
Husband been texting me all day wondering if he’s going to get the signal to rush home and I’ve had to tell him that everything is completely normal!
I know the latent phase of labour can last for ages – weeks even, but at 4 days overdue I assumed that any contractions would carry on rather than just stopping! Wishful thinking hey? Fingers crossed that we get going again tonight.