getting ready for baby, pregnancy


You know what’s worse than having to go through a traumatic experience? Waiting for that traumatic experience to happen.

Knowing that it is going to happen one way or another so you hyperventilate a little and try to brace yourself like “ok, bring it on, I’m ready” thinking that it’s time but then it doesn’t happen. Yet. And you’re like COME ON JUST GET IT OVER WITH ALREADY.

I’ve been having some intermittent contractions the past week and every time I feel my stomach tightening and the waves of pain are twisting my uterus into a ball, I run to the bathroom to wash my hair. Priorities, people! Because if I have to go into labor and roll around making terrible grunting noises, at least I’m doing it with bouncy, silky soft, nice-smelling hair. There’s nothing worse than sounding like a deranged neanderthal while looking like one.

So these contractions, they got really bad on Tuesday evening. Usually my Braxton Hicks have a pain level of like 2-3 but these were at least a 6. Thinking that it was finally time, I washed my hair, packed my baby bag, lay on my side and waited for the contractions to come in harder and faster.

By 1am, they were 13 minutes apart and the husband was all “I think we should go in now, please don’t make me deliver the baby at home with hot water and a bunch of towels.” I don’t know what shows he’s been watching but he obviously forgot about the scissors. It’s always hot water, towels and scissors, amirite?

I was determined to wait till they were 10 minutes apart before checking myself in, but before it got to that point, they just stopped. One minute, I was hissing and grunting in pain, then the next minute, just gone.

Husband: So how, is it time?

Me: Gone. The contractions are gone.

Husband: That’s all? So what do we do now?

Me: I have no idea. I think we can go to bed.

What? You were expecting a dramatic end to this story? So was I. But I’m still around, as pregnant as ever. Still waiting.

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  • Reply pc August 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Hey, Daphne! All the best! It will be soon:).

    • Reply Daphne August 13, 2012 at 10:33 am

      Thanks pc! Hopefully sooner than later :)

  • Reply zhing August 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    awwwwww good luck, daph!! :) you can do it! scissors, bouncyhair and all!! can’t wait to meet the little one! xx

    • Reply Daphne August 13, 2012 at 10:36 am

      LOL thanks babe!!

  • Reply Elaine August 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Good luck! Good trial run so the hubby won’t forget the scissors when the time comes :)
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    • Reply Daphne August 13, 2012 at 10:38 am

      The hubby wants to have nothing to do with the scissors heh. Maybe this time I’ll get him to clamp the umbilical cord at the hospital.

  • Reply The Pleasure Monger August 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I am going through the same thing too. Absolutely ready to pop and every time I feel my belly tighten up, I am left feeling disappointed at the lack of action thereafter. It’s my first pregnancy so I can’t even tell if I am having Bracton Hicks, or if the baby is just stretching it out like a cat. Somebody heeeeelppp!

    Oh, and good luck to you too! Hope your little one arrives sooner than later!

    • Reply Daphne August 13, 2012 at 10:41 am

      Hang in there!! People always give annoying advice like you’ll know when the time comes.. but I guess it’s true. Hope you have an easy delivery!

  • Reply Jillian August 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    My 3rd birth story was like yours, EXCEPT it started from 38 weeks and went on and on….. yes he was overdue. All those people who say subsequent babies arrive early, BS!

    All the best for your delivery, and yes, i agree with the hair washing as well :)

    • Reply Daphne August 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

      OMG I can’t wait till 40 weeks. That’s 14 more days to go… and I’m in constant pain everyday now, I don’t think my back can hold up till then.

  • Reply Ai Sakura August 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    so exciting!!!!!! all the best and can’t wait to see the little one :)
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  • Reply Leonny August 15, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Ooohh … all the best!
    Can’t wait to see baby!! =D
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