Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Waters Broken...

...at least I think so (It wasn't half as dramatic as last time). This happened around 5:00 this evening. I was actually lying in bed, waking up from a little nap. I thought 'something' had happened, but, of course, was lying down. I called to Sheep and he told me to stay lying down until he brought a bucket! (Very resourceful, he is.) We managed to catch about one or two cupfulls of the gush, and it all seems OK - right colour and not smelly :) So, now the waiting game starts in ernest. Nothing's happening yet. With Barnaby, I was induced 18 hours after my waters broke (and during which time nothing had happened), so the clock is definitely ticking now. Of course, Barnaby was early - I am much further along this time, so perhaps things will start naturally this time: I should be optimistic. I do hope it does. Today I am 40 weeks +9 (and she's already had 18 days longer 'inside' than B!). I've rang Valerie, our midwife and she might pop over later this evening, regardless of any action, just to check things out. In the meantime, I have to monitor her movements. Am just waiting for Sheep to bring Barnaby home from nursery. Sheep seems quite excited that something is happening at last! He's found all of this inaction a bit trying, I think.

Final thought - if she's born tomorrow, she'll share her birthday (18th) with my father, Alan :) More later, as and when something happens. (Here's a thought - how far through labour and contractions can I keep typing?)

1 Comments:

At 9:12 pm, Blogger Nick B said...

Oooh! Oooh! Very excited!

 

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