Tuesday, June 17, 2008

False labor? False hope. . . .

Well, Saturday night, I was contracting quite a bit and thought that I was going to go into labor. I thought Father's Day would be a very appropriate day to have our first son. But, to no avail-he didn't come. It just made for a tired, groggy Father's Day. Then, on Sunday night, I had SO many contractions. They were different and HARD and at one point from about 3-5 in the morning, they were coming hard and 3-4 minutes apart. I thought for sure we were going in. They kept up at 5 minutes and I called my midwife that morning and she said to come to the office at 9:30. So, of course, at about 9:00, my contractions stop. UGGGG. Why am I being tortured like this? Derrel takes his first round of medical boards on Monday the 23rd and I don't want to go into labor this weekend or on the 23rd. I'm torn and frustrated and tired of false alarms and false labor. We'll for sure update soon with news but for now, just false hope! But all is well and we are here and ready any time our man child wants to make his debut. Stay tuned!

9 comments:

Amy Tuck said...

I was about to call you just this morning for an update! Haha! Don't worry, I'll still call (smile). Hang in there! This will all be a memory soon.

Annie H. said...

He'll be here before you know it! Then is loads of dirty diapers to change. :) So don't rush it too much.

I guess he's just not done cookin' yet.

Good luck with all that and I'll talk to you soon!

Love you!

McArthur Family said...

Kim, I've been praying for you! I can totally remember a year ago feeling the same way. My mom flew in June 1st and was leaving June 18th. I knew I needed her to help with Jax after I had Talon and everday that went by was torture. I finally was induced on the 15th. She left 24 hours after I came home from the hospital. I did not know what I was going to do. Well, that's when Heaven opened their windows (instead of the door I wanted) and things worked out in the form of earthly angels...my friends. That's why I'm here for you! Know that I offer my service, not just because I adore your kiddies, but because I owe my sanity and healing to those girls that helped me. I love you dearly,
Amber

Emy5 said...

False alarms, so annoying! Just hang in there, Kim. Fingers crossed for the real thing!

Kirsten and Steve said...

Kim!! i went through the same thing for about 3 days before my water broke so i can imagine your anxiety!! Steve and I spent lots of hours timing contractions, walking, and bouncing around in the swimming pool (which i think actually helped quit a bit..you should try it). Keep us updated! Can't wait to hear the good news!

Jami Jackson said...

I TOTALLY can empathize about the false labor hopes. I've had two nights where I though for sure we were going to the hospital. Then when I think I'd better start packing my bag, the contractions stop. I really wanted to go into labor naturally, but I guess we'll vouch for the induction tomorrow. We'll let you now what happens. I just can't wait for him to be out of me! Hang in there Kim--the time will come!

Denny said...

Just a lesson in 'we are not nearly in control of the events of life as we think we are'! Enjoy the JOURNEY!
Yeah, I know - easy for ME to say, hmmm.
Den

Josh, Teri, and Tyler said...

I can't wait to see your "man child" (I love that you call him that by the way - it cracks me up everytime I read it). Good luck with the delivery when it finally happens!

Abby said...

I am SO sorry, and I hear and feel all of it...just add the visual of me scratching relentlessly even as I type. And why does everyone keep asking me how many there are in there? I've been nice up until now to my doctor, but at tomorrow's appt. [the last one] I might be uncontrollably moody--I want to yell, TAKE IT OUT! Am I really negative or does it just seem inevitable that your little boy is going to come at the one time you don't want him to? They do that, ya know. Good luck, friend!