Monday, January 05, 2009

Commiserating

My friend Jess is currently about thirty seven and a half weeks pregnant with Boy #2. Since she had her first son at thirty seven weeks to the day, and since her doctor told her that the baby is about seven and a half pounds now and that she's beginning to dilate and efface, and, you know, since she's got a giant watermelon wedged in her pelvis, directly on top of her bladder, she's feeling very READY for this baby to come out. Especially after two nights ago, when she had regular, timeable, fifty second long contractions for like SIX HOURS or so before they just up and went away as soon as she laid down for a rest. (Sound familiar?) She had even called her doula over and everything, called ME even, and then nothing.

Anyway, I am so feeling her pain right now, and I thought maybe we could all just leave her little cheering-up type comments. To clarify, though: nothing that's supposedly cheer-upy but is actually a huge buzz kill, such as, "Honey, just relax! It could be weeks and WEEKS still!"

8 comments:

Mimi said...

Jess... it will be over before you know it. And pretty soon all of the pain and discomfort that you're feeling now will just be a little blip in your life. And you'll have a sweet, sweet baby. Just think of that sweet, sweet baby that will be in your arms soon!

Swistle said...

HAHA HA HA HA! I love your clarification! SO RIGHT!

Jess, it could be ANY MINUTE! This is a good time to bake and freeze brownies and cookies for the postpartum time. And, er, for the Waiting time.

Mommy Daisy said...

Aww, Jess, you poor thing. I remember those days. Very soon that newborn will be in your arms. You can love and hug him and smell his tiny little head. This will all be so very worth it the moment you meet your new son and make eye contact with him for the first time. You will hold him in your arms and know that he is yours and YOU DID THIS!

Jess said...

Aww, so frustrating! But clearly she is almost there! Soon there will be a BABY!

Tess said...

This really is the hard part! Hang in there!

d e v a n said...

Oh, false labor is so evil. Soon you'll have a baby!!! A sweet, snuggly baby boy. Enjoy some brownies or cookies or buy yourself some cute shoes!! Hang in there.

RachelAnn said...

Maybe today's the day!! It'll be over soon and then Gabe will have a sweet little baby brother to play with!! Congrats : )

jess said...

Thanks ladies.

Brownies sound like a good plan!