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What a horrendous night!!!

So, that nasty egg concoction was not well digested by my body. The Castor Oil was not well received. Starting around 1am I was getting contractions, and by 1:30 they were coming hard and strong and three minutes apart and lasting about 1m 20 secs, on top of constant tightness. That was crazy no fun. Stephen was a champ and very helpful through that section, especially the part where I expelled the Castor Oil Eggs and goodness knows what else into one of the handy foot soak tubs I purchased for doing pedicures with [livejournal.com profile] to_rei_shi. That was a $1.56 well spent!

Given this, we called Darlene. I was pretty out of it. I was clinging to the counter at this point, managing to talk, but not that well. Seriously not fun. So... we decided to hold off the on the second does a little while long- I think it ended up being after 4am before I managed to really make it back to bed and stay there for longer than about 10 minutes at a time. 10 minutes in bed, 45 in the bathroom. GAH.

But... I had some show at 3:27, according to my log, and then more just before 4am. This means to me that those horrible contractions were doing something.

The good news is that after about 4:30 or 5 the priority switched to sleep- which we both desperately needed. At 9:45ish, I was getting up to use the loo again and felt rush of fluid, so I froze thinking maybe I'd soiled myself, but moved again and more fluid which I couldn't stop with Kegels. Then at 10:08 more fluid... and since then about 1 TBSP just about every time I move- so it looks like my water really has broken.

Stephen has been sent out to bank and to collect my thyroid Rx refill... so while he's gone, I'm trying to get contractions going on their own (which will work better when I actually get up and start moving more- right now I'm just wiggling in my chair). If they do, we go with it. If they don't then I do the second round of terrible Castor Oil via the chocolate milkshake. I think I'll do the milkshake anyway- something cold and creamy (soy creamy) sounds really good on my shredded intestinal tract. I'm thinking yoghurt is going to be high on the list of edibles as well...

However, we made a run to the Co-op last and got a lot of really good food. I have fresh radishes, yams, the BEST apples ever- almost as good as the huge one I got in Germany near Blenheim- two big jugs of organic apple juice, pear juice, the shampoo and conditioner I love, and generally healthy, yummy goodness. I shall masticate it and love it all (in little bits at a time of course, I really don't eat that much)... and hopefully it will all stay put.

So anyway... we're still not in consistent active labor but I think we're on our way to getting there. Baby is still moving around... can't believe we're going to meet our little peanut soon! I washed everything last night... so lots of clean, soft clothes and blankets await baby!

The Grandma's have been alerted and will be arriving later this afternoon.

I wonder how long this is going to take... will we have an 11th or 12th baby? Probably 12th.

K Stephen, hurry up! I'm finally hungry again.

Date: 2007-10-11 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sparklielizard.livejournal.com
All sounds very promising! :-) I had a very similar thing when my waters went - no big "pop" and a soaking floor, just bits every time I moved! Then when she was born, a whole load more came out with her, and I honestly thought I'd wet myself and apologised to everyone.. before realising! Smelt of lavender to me too - nobody else agreed, but it's funny what goes on in our brains!

Here's hoping for a quick, nice labour, and very soon!!

Date: 2007-10-11 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ebonyraine.livejournal.com
I totally feel like I'm sitting in filth soup.

The midwife called and we're actually headed to the birth center to checked to make sure it really did break. I guess she got a page from someone else so she can't come out here just for a check up as she'd planned... but yeah, of course I'll update again.

I think mine still smelt a bit of the evening primrose which I'm not convinced I'll ever be free of again!

Date: 2007-10-11 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anachronologist.livejournal.com
YAY! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Date: 2007-10-11 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluehelen.livejournal.com
Ooh, much excitement!

Best of british luck to you sweetie. x

Date: 2007-10-11 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merrypandora.livejournal.com
Yay! Can't wait =) Maya needs a buddy

Date: 2007-10-11 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] to-rei-shi.livejournal.com
BABY!!!! :D

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