Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Time

As per Sharon's suggestion that eggplant parmesan can kickstart labor (see comments in last post) we went to an italian place for dinner tonight and I ordered the eggplant parmesan. It could be coincidental but I think I am in labor.

I woke up about 45 minutes ago at the peak of a very strong contraction. I had been waking up a little since 12:30 at the peak of some pretty intense contractions but I thought I probably had to pee and was holding off for a while. Usually when I wake up at night with a contraction it is because I have to pee pretty bad and it is such a pain to roll my big belly self out of bed to pee. Contractions are about 2-5 minutes apart and we are packing up all our stuff and getting things in order.

I am excited--happy this moment seems to finally be coming. We are being a little conservative since the drive to the birth center takes 30-40 minutes but since the contraction are so close together and 3rd labors tend to be a little unpredictable we want to make sure we have plenty of time to get there. I have to admit I am a little bummed that it is 2:30 am because I do like my sleep and I feel bad waking up one of the midwives and Ewan in the middle of the night.

So, start your prayers and I will post again when we get home!

9 comments:

Nicole said...

Happy Labor Day Amelia!! I am so excited for you guys and I am keeping you all in prayer.

Tina said...

Wow! Well, I'm very excited for all of you! Wishing, hoping, and praying this is it! Love to all!

Sharon M said...

I woke up early this morning (about 6:30am) and was so excited to see your post! And I can't believe you're going into labor on Labor Day...

Eggplant parm, IMO, is a delicious way to make the baby come. I might try it in a couple of weeks if the baby still isn't here ;-)

Blessings and safe labor wishes your way!

nicapamela said...

congratulations! how appropriate--in labor on labor day! :-) i'm so excited for you guys and i hope everything goes smoothly with the birth...and i can't wait to meet the new baby (via photos at least)!

Dawn said...

Yay!!! Labor Day!!!

Kelsey said...

oooh, how exciting! So... if you are in labor I understand if you don't reply to this for awhile, but you're tagged! (details on my blog).

Patty said...

man... i knew i should've put my guess in... weeks ago i was thinking it would be labor day... one, it's labor day, and two, the third is andy's birthday!!

Miriam said...

Grahm is a cutie! I'm so glad I got to see all of you at the picnic. Congrats on the newest Parker!

Anonymous said...

At a MOPS meeting today I heard the good news! Looking forward to reading the post.

Love,
Beth