Friday, January 16, 2009

40 PLUS 1

It's really too bad that you can't fake labor like you can an orgasm. If that were the case, I'd be at the hospital right now with these semi-hard, yet inconsistent, contractions. But you can't fake out those monitors, can you?

Today was a pretty painful one. Along with the normal, yet slightly stronger, contractions, I've had more trouble walking, standing, leaning...you know, normal everyday activity. It's almost as if once I hit 40 weeks my pain level jumped up a level or two. Plus it seems I'm coming down with a slight cold...nothing major, but enough to add misery to misery.

I appreciate everyones prayers and support, and as always, I enjoy reading the comments left on the blog. It makes me feel like I'm not all alone in this, though I can feel the weight of this whole thing on my shoulders and my hormones are completely out of wack. Is it possible to struggle with post-partum depression before you are actually post-partum? Seriously, I balled my eyes out over a commercial for Johnson's baby wash today. Utterly ridiculous, really!

In other news I'd like to thank all of you who have voted for Madison's middle name. It seems at the moment that Riley is in the lead. There is still time to vote, so if you haven't already, go vote. I can't guarantee it will be a completely democratic process as we have final say, but it is interesting to see what people think. I wonder what Madison would think about how we picked her middle name.

It's almost time for Ghost Whisperer so I have to split. Tomorrow I will try to write about something more uplifting and less depressing. I am planning to go see my friend Joyce who had foot surgery today (all is well). Seeing as she is all drugged up, I might have some funny stories to tell. Then again...maybe I'll have a baby tomorrow and have some funny stories to tell of my own.

3 comments:

amy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm glad these were the real ones!! YAY for a healthy baby!!!!

Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Who knew your last comment would be true.

Anonymous said...

This is old news. where's the update and PICTURES of my granddaughter? Get a move on it, girl. Waitinggggggg.......
Love,
Grandma