Sunday, 16 September 2007

red = stop, green = go, amber = go very fast


Three hours proper contractions in the night - every eight or ten minutes, for between half a minute and a minute.

Then everything stopped about five and I woke up at eight-thirty with not much doing again.

I'm too tired to try another round of foot massage and essential oils, so I'm just going to get as much rest as possible this morning and see what happens this afternoon - any labouring I've done in the night will presumably help the induction process along when they start it.

Ugh. It's never like this on the telly, is it?




27 comments:

  1. Don't get me started about labour on the telly. My family leap the the "off" switch any time someone goes into labour on the telly becaus othersie I just end up screaming "It doesn't happen like that! Don't tell her to push, she'll just smack you in the mouth, when it's time to push she won't be able to help it! Get that bloody woman off her back, she's pusing the damn baby out uphill for God's sake!" and then eventually "That's never a newborn baby, it's bloody huge. That baby's at least three months old!"

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  2. Don't get me started about labour on the telly. My family leap the the "off" switch any time someone goes into labour on the telly becaus othersie I just end up screaming "It doesn't happen like that! Don't tell her to push, she'll just smack you in the mouth, when it's time to push she won't be able to help it! Get that bloody woman off her back, she's pusing the damn baby out uphill for God's sake!" and then eventually "That's never a newborn baby, it's bloody huge. That baby's at least three months old!"

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  3. Oh yes. "Newborn babies" on telly. Huge, pink, gleaming and clearly not newborn.

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  4. Oh yes. "Newborn babies" on telly. Huge, pink, gleaming and clearly not newborn.

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  5. Blimey, you don't want much do you? Given that newborn babies are a weird colour, wrinkly as hell and often have heads shaped like the Queen Alien, you'd either need
    a) a supply of, say, half a dozen newborns arranged in succession, or
    b) a SFX budget and the help of Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

    It's got to be today. Surely!

    Thinking of you!

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  6. Blimey, you don't want much do you? Given that newborn babies are a weird colour, wrinkly as hell and often have heads shaped like the Queen Alien, you'd either need
    a) a supply of, say, half a dozen newborns arranged in succession, or
    b) a SFX budget and the help of Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

    It's got to be today. Surely!

    Thinking of you!

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  7. I really am in full sympathy wiht you. knowing that whatever happens your life will change forever is the weirdest thing.

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  8. I'm on the edge of my seat every time you post! But next time you really might have had your baby - all the best!!!

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  9. I'm on the edge of my seat every time you post! But next time you really might have had your baby - all the best!!!

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  10. Oh telly annoys me.
    They put you in two camps - the wailing and incapable who whimper ineffectually and need rescuing from the whole process (by men of course) and that Madonna with the perfect hair and nail varnish whose only symptom of last stage labour is a fit of benign smiling.
    We are neither.
    We are messy, sweaty, strong and magnificent and any man who offers a back rub in an insipid voice at the wrong moment could find himself under several tons of hospital monitors.
    Think Incredible Hulk with a touch of Xena.
    Graaaaaaa. ;)

    GOOD LUCK TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Oh telly annoys me.
    They put you in two camps - the wailing and incapable who whimper ineffectually and need rescuing from the whole process (by men of course) and that Madonna with the perfect hair and nail varnish whose only symptom of last stage labour is a fit of benign smiling.
    We are neither.
    We are messy, sweaty, strong and magnificent and any man who offers a back rub in an insipid voice at the wrong moment could find himself under several tons of hospital monitors.
    Think Incredible Hulk with a touch of Xena.
    Graaaaaaa. ;)

    GOOD LUCK TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Ohh, you've probably been induced now. Fingers crossed!

    No, the telly always has it wrong. Always...

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  13. Ohh, you've probably been induced now. Fingers crossed!

    No, the telly always has it wrong. Always...

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  14. The silence must mean you're in the old hosp. Our thoughts and best wishes!

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  15. The silence must mean you're in the old hosp. Our thoughts and best wishes!

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  16. Every time I see a woman go into labor on TV I have to laugh.

    "Oooh the baby's coming!"

    Then she comes out of labor with her hair and make-up perfect.

    Must be scripted by men.

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  17. Every time I see a woman go into labor on TV I have to laugh.

    "Oooh the baby's coming!"

    Then she comes out of labor with her hair and make-up perfect.

    Must be scripted by men.

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  18. Well, I take it from the resounding silence that you are having your baby just now. I reckon your hit count will be HUGE when you get back - everyone checking in for news :)

    Hope it is all going ine, hun.

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  19. Well, I take it from the resounding silence that you are having your baby just now. I reckon your hit count will be HUGE when you get back - everyone checking in for news :)

    Hope it is all going ine, hun.

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  20. I can't believe that time is here already!! It went past really quickly, for me at least.. ;-)

    Thinking of you, and can't WAIT to hear the next bit of news.. How exciting.. We're all going to be blogparents.. Yay!!

    Funny, I say that about tv babies too, and I've never been through it myself.

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  21. I can't believe that time is here already!! It went past really quickly, for me at least.. ;-)

    Thinking of you, and can't WAIT to hear the next bit of news.. How exciting.. We're all going to be blogparents.. Yay!!

    Funny, I say that about tv babies too, and I've never been through it myself.

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  22. Love the expression "blogparents"!

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  23. Love the expression "blogparents"!

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