Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Maybe now - again?
The stretch and sweep combined with acupuncture really did get things moving. We had our labour support team basically on stand-by all day which meant no one had supper plans. So after an impromptu dinner with Christa and Abby and their help with getting Tym bathed (I had to run out and take care of work scheduling issues) we settled in for what proved to be another long night. We called the midwife and our labour team back over around 130am with Deah having contractions every 2-3 minutes lasting close to a minute. Definitely the most intense of her contractions yet. Lots of relieving counter-pressure to her low back to help her breath through them. We even sent a message to those in attendance of the baby shower that everything looked good to go. And then with Deah looking quite exhausted, we settled in to try to rest and everything started slowing down - again! Claudia stayed till about 6:30am but it was clear that labour had stopped for all intents and purposes. It's a tad frustrating and more than a little disappointing to say the least. Thank god Christa and Abby were here this morning as the offer to take Tym to day care was met with glee - from both Tym and us. I'm not sure how co-operative she would have been without them here. So the waiting game continues with Ole taking his time and a snow storm outside. All the makings of a fantastic trip to the hospital in the middle of the night!