Thursday, September 25, 2008

Prodromal

From all of my online looking, it appears that I am in a prolonged latent phase of labor, or prodromal labor. In other words, a longer-than-usual early stage of labor. I have had contractions about every 10 minutes for about 2 days now. Sometimes they go down to 20 minutes, sometimes up to 4-6 minutes. They have gotten stronger in intensity, and really HURT - but their length is generally about 30-40 seconds. I did not sleep at all last night until about 6:15 AM or so. It is totally impossible to sleep with them going on. Last night I thought for certain that I was going into full-fledged active labor, got up around 2 AM and did some stuff...my contractions were around every 4 minutes...went to take a shower before going into the hospital...and they slowly tapered off around 5-ish. Sigh.

Tonight again they are every 10 minutes, and painful. The night has been the most intense time of the day contraction-wise.

Bleary eyes.

Looking forward to another week of sleeplessness...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is how my labor with Claire went....my midwife called it prolonged early labor. It's very tiring, I know. Praying for you and hope that it picks up soon! Does water help? The jacuzzi really helped take some of the pressure off.
Isn't labor supposed to get easier with each kid??? Thinking of you so much right now. Candice

Rach said...

I hope you are relieved soon with a healthy, happy birth! :)

kdurec said...

This is EXACTLY what I had with Kendra, and it particularly hurt the day before she was born. Me thinks that baby is coming for you sooooooon. Hang in there!

Carolyn said...

Joy comes in the morning! It was exciting to see that all your previous labor bore a healthy boy. Can't wait to hear you tell the rest of the story! Nana Carol

Lynette Polinder said...

So excited to talk with you guys this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the call.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking about you and praying that he comes soon. I still haven't started with any contractions yet. I can't wait to hear your news! I hope this part is over for you soon. Love you, Carmen