Wednesday, June 19, 2013

40 Weeks + 3 Days Pregnant

So last night...

I woke up at 3am from a terrible contraction. I tried going back to sleep, but couldnt. I tossed and turned, and sat up on my phone for 2 hours before finally falling back to sleep. I knew I could sit up and wait for the next contraction which would eventually wear myself out, or I could try to go back to sleep and save my energy for real labor. I woke again at 7:30 to my alarm, I had a chiropractor appt at 8:15, so I got up and took a shower. I was still having a few contractions, but they were much more spaced out and mild than the 3am ones. The chiropractor adjusted me, and did my pressure points again. They definitely kicked up my contractions a bit. I got home and made some oatmeal with raisins, chia seeds, hickory nuts, and brown sugar. Strawberries on the side, and a tall glass of milk. :) I called the midwife to reschedule my appointment (it was supposed to be today at 12:30, I was hoping not to ride in a car for 2.5 hours round trip while having contractions) I figured I'd reschedule for friday since they don't take appointments on thursdays. Anyways, after that my doula called me and asked how I was doing. I gave her the low-down, and she thought it sounded like baby's head wasn't lined up all the way to keep labor constant.

So she suggested a "mile-circuit"
This consisted of 30 mins laying knees to chest like this:


Then immediately 30 mins on my left side with my right leg elevated to help open the pelvis.

Then 30 minutes of curb walking...(15 mins on one side, 15 on the other). This was the hardest part!

So here I am, fresh off my curb, and sweaty...No contractions yet. But I am still hopeful.

Basically the first position helps move baby out of the pelvic a bit, and then laying on the left helps line him up, and then the curb walking helps bring him back down into proper position.

I'm not sure what the rest of the day holds for me, but I am excited to see.


  1. I tried the curb trick...didn't work!

    1. So far it hasnt work for me either. Boooo!!! I am so ready to meet my little man!

  2. I too was up at 3am last night with contractions, that's so weird lol. I'm eastern time though, not sure where your at. Mine went away in about 30 minutes though. Can't wait for that to stop happening and it to be the real deal for once!

    1. I'm in WI, so central time. My mom is convinced that tonight is it. She posted on FB about it...thats so strange to me. I havent even posted on FB about my laboring at all, I just dont want to get everyone's advice and opinions as responses. I hear it enough the way it is. "Oh, He's still hangin on huh?" "You are still pregnant!?" "when are you going to have the thing?" ugh!! clearly i would have by now if it was up to me! thank you very much! haha. sorry for the ramble, i just woke up from a 2.5 hr nap and im a little groggy. Lets hope tonight is the night for both of us! How fun would it be if we gave birth on the same day!! Labor dust to us!!!!