I had another bout of practice labor last night. My midwife said he's down low again. I definitely felt the contractions in my uterus and in my hips this time. First hour they were 4 mins part, lasting 45 sec or so. 2nd hour they were stronger, 3 mins apart and lasting 1 minute. I was breathing through them and just taking the opportunity to surrender to them. Practicing all my pain coping techniques. And despite that they kept me up until 2am, I was grateful I got to practice a little. Makes me less anxious about the real thing. Yes, and so of course they puttered out after I closed my eyes and tried to go to sleep. This is just how my body likes to do things. A couple run throughs, some rough drafts, fine tuning the details and THEN we'll be ready to go!
Today was not a good eating day. I guess when you're tired and you want energy, you try to convince yourself that sugar will help. The kids had a Thanksgiving Feast at school and there were lots of holiday yummies. I indulged. And now I feel processed and sugared out. Blech.
I have my Birthing Again class tonight with just the women. I'm looking forward to that time. We've all been there, done that- so it should lead to some interesting discussions.
My father and step mom are taking my kids tomorrow for the night. I cannot tell you how nice that will be! I'm looking forward to waking up slowly Sunday morning. No sippy cups of milk to be prepared, making everyone's breakfast before I even decided what I'm having, no diaper changes, clothes dressing, hair brushing..... Ahhhhhhh......