so after 3 hours of contractions ranging from 3-8 minutes apart, we headed to the hospital. we arrived at 11:10 p.m. i was still 90% effaced and dilated to a 3… almost 4. roxy was still at -3 station. so they had me walk the halls for as much of an hour as i could. let me tell you, these contractions hurt like the freakin’….. i don’t know what. they hurt. a lot. under my belly AND across my low back.
after about 35 minutes of walking the halls (it’s a seriously SMALL circle they have available for you to walk), i curled up on the bed of the pre-admit room and just cried. i was SO TIRED (it was about 1 a.m. by now).
they checked me again and my only change: baby roxy dropped to -2 station. but same dilation. same effacement. so they sent us home. i got a few really good, deep hours of sleep. and now i’m wide awake. the contractions are continuing, but i’m sure i’m still at a 3 almost 4. let me just say: this absolutely sucks. i really just tried to think of a better word, but nothing would come to mind.
so today the waiting game continues. it seems that roxy is not nearly as cooperative as her brother was. that scares me a bit. oh – here comes a contraction… gotta go!