Monday, April 6, 2009

Can't Sleep

It's 3.30am.
I'm stressed out about stuff.
I think mostly about the date for being induced.
Maybe the prenatal nurse was wrong about me having him 'way before'.
Because she said that on the 2nd.
It's now the 6th.
And the date to be induced is the 9th.

And I still don't even FEEL ready to deliver, or very pregnant.

I know stressing about stuff is stupid and it doesn't help, but where's my kid at?

All I wanted was a natural labour.
I thought I could handle the pain but I didn't think about being pumped with drugs to induce, should things run long.

I am very, very upset right now.
So it's 3.30am and I can't sleep.

9 comments:

Roz said...

You poor thing. If it's any consolation, I had similar meltdowns with both my babies exactly six days after the due date. I was convinced baby would never come, felt tired, depressed, and completely over it.

Both labours started the next day...

It probably doesn't feel like it now, but by next week being pregnant will be a distant memory and you'll be completely enraptured with your little one. Take this time to rest your body, eat and prepare for the excitement that is JUST AROUND THE CORNER! It really, really is. That baby is coming out.

xx

Hydrangeola said...

oh yes, and the other bit of consolation I have for you is that my sister was induced last year and I was there with her, quietly terrified that she was going to have a really painful experience because of the induction bit.
They started the induction, then she knelt by the bed and stayed there to deliver a lovely baby two hours later, without pain relief. It was a great labour and birth and I realised that induction horror stories aren't all they're cracked up to be...

You will be fine. Not just fine - great!

Louise said...

Get on your hands and knees, rock back and forth and sing to him. He'll come.

Griffin said...

Hey Miss Thing!

You could always try to induce naturally. :-) Hey, most of these look pretty fun and potentially scientific!

http://www.givingbirthnaturally.com/nipple-stimulation-to-induce-labor.html

But I am agreeing with you that you don't look very pregnant. Your stomach looks very high up and rather smallish for being 9months along. Of course, that could mean that you were just in really good shape beforehand (which you totally were)!

Anyhoo, we're rooting for you!!

Griffin said...

Also:
http://www.givingbirthnaturally.com/acupressure-to-induce-labor.html

Lisa said...

I'm sorry, hon. :(

I'm sure each day feels like an eternity, but he'll come!!

*hugs*

Sarah said...

Thank-you *all* for your responses.
And especially Hydrangeola for your story...

I hope the same can be true for me.

Kristy M said...

I won't give you any advice, because I don't have any..and everything that everyone says already is pretty good thoughts. I just want to say that I hear you....and Roz is right, your baby will be in your arms and you'll have forgotten all about this! (It happened that way with both of my babies!)Every agonizing minute you wait is worth every fabulous second you spend with them for the rest of their lives. :o)

Roz, again... said...

sorry, hydrangeola was me - I didn't even remember I had a blogger account until that little name popped up!