Well, it is now 9am EST. I got out of the tub at 3am, and though he didn’t check on me, my husband was awake and waiting for me to call out to him if I needed it. I laid in bed and after shoving a pillow under my back, under my bump, and between the knees, I managed to sleep for a half hour. I moseyed on off to the guest room, and my husband came with me. I started to cry because I was so frustrated, so tired, and in so much pain. I cried because he WAS able to sleep. And I cried because he just didn’t know how this felt and he wasn’t being sensitive (I really just wanted a back rub). He brought all of my pillows into the guest room, he turned on a fan, he rubbed my back, and when he thought I was sleeping (or at least calmed down), he left. I slept for maaaaaybe an hour and now I’m awake, back in the tub, and 90% convinced this is back labor.
I have my contraction counter waiting, but this doesn’t come in a measurable wave. It’s kind of just constant with moments of worse pain.
Both fruits are very active.
I have a doctors appointment today at 1, but I might head to the hospital sooner.
Also, if this IS back labor, I’d like to point out two things. 1- it fucking sucks and hurts in a way that reminds me of my worst periods**. 2- I’ve been dealing with this medication free for over 6 hours. Granted, not overly well, but like a champ in my eyes.
I’ll continue to let you guys know what happens. Maybe I’m having a couple of babies today! 35 weeks on the nose.
I will try to reply to you comments 🙂
* if this is NOT back labor, I don’t even want to imagine what could be more intense!