Maybe it's a sign

Mom and I went to the mall and out to lunch today, hoping that walking and climbing stairs might be what I needed to send me into labor. She kept asking me how I felt and I got really tired of saying “Great!” I don’t want to feel great. I want to feel contractions, lots and lots of contractions. Painful, hurty, vomit-inducing contractions. I mean, no, obviously I don’t want to lie on the floor throwing up for hours but until I start feeling something I can’t go to the hospital for The Drugs.

I tried raking the garden, but only lasted ten minutes before I felt like passing out. I am not in good shape y’all, and the beautiful, sunny weather made me overheat. Now I’m sitting on the couch feeling really crampy and uncomfortable. Which is…good? Maybe? This feeling isn’t like the Braxton-Hicks contractions, where my stomach got really tight. It’s more like period cramps or intestinal problems that send me running to the bathroom only to discover I don’t need to go. I’m pretty sure I haven’t lost my mucous plug and I know my water is still intact, which are the two things I KNOW will get me a room at the hospital, so unless Baby E kicks me hard enough to pop something, I’m not having the baby tonight. April Fool’s is looking more and more likely!

6 Responses to “Maybe it's a sign”

  1. lalaland13 says:

    Not that you care at this point (and I don’t blame you) but it would be annoying to have people go “Oh no an April Fool’s baby!” like it’s a great tragedy. But who cares? Maybe it just means Baby E will be a prankster.

  2. bebehblog says:

    Lala – There was a whole thread on the iVillage boards about how TRAGIC it would be to have an April Fool’s baby and a bunch of women arguing with their doctors to get their c-section dates changed. I think it’s a great date, and E’s brother and sister-in-law’s wedding anniversary too, so I love the idea. Bring on the April Fool’s Babies!

  3. sarrible says:

    It’s Roommate’s birthday as well. The only drawback I see is that one day, your son will have to write a rent check on his birthday. And that might piss him off. But he’ll get over it.

  4. Brigid says:

    It sounds like your contractions are just beginning. Exciting! You might find this useful: . It was really handy for me when I was timing my contractions and helped me keep an eye on things.

  5. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    I think Baby E just needs to arrive ASAP, to heck w/what the date is!

  6. stacyinbean says:

    I picked today because I think it would be an awesome birthday, as someone born on the first of another month, I think the first rocks! So yeah, have that little man today!

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