Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The benefit of insomnia

I had been trying for two weeks to come up with an insomniac's silver lining, but to no avail. Till this morning at 4:30, that is, when I felt a sharp jab cervix-ward and a surprisingly warm gush. Yep, my water conveniently broke while I was wide awake and able to make a mad dash to the bathroom before gravely despoiling our spring-fresh sheets. I have not popped out of bed so quickly since the second trimester. Thank you, insomnia, for saving the linens.

What till now I had considered mild menstrual-type cramps are apparently contractions, coming every 5-8 minutes and lasting 30-75 seconds. Not very painful just yet; can still breathe and talk through them. Looks like we'll be heading to the hospital sometime soon, though first I suppose I have to put on something other than Jeff's pajamas and the super-soft tee shirt that blatantly fails to cover my girth.

In the meanwhile, I am frantically checking in on Jen to see if her wee bundle has made an appearance. Perhaps a shared birthday is in the cards?

The kind-hearted Cass has offered to post an update for us when there's news to report.

42 Comments:

Blogger shelley said...

I can't wait for details. My thoughts are with your family!

7:20 AM  
Anonymous amanda said...

Good luck!!!

7:36 AM  
Blogger EJW said...

I hope everything goes smoothly! Good luck!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Cat, Galloping said...

oh this is it! good luck!

7:38 AM  
Anonymous kiwi said...

Wishing you a quick and safe delivery!
Can't wait to hear the news!

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

Good luck! How exciting.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Leggy said...

Good luck. Here's to a quick, easy delivery. Can't wait to hear the news!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Pamplemousse said...

Whoo-hoo! Come on little Ladybug! We are waiting for you with bated breath.

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Just recently found your blog; here's to a quick and easy delivery!

8:24 AM  
Anonymous mm said...

Good luck!!

8:28 AM  
Blogger Mrs. T said...

Good luck. Hope everthing goes smoothly! Thinking of you and your family!

8:29 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Good luck!!!

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Lala said...

good luck to little bug and Mama bug. Hope everything goes smoothly.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Anotherjen said...

more good luck! I'll be checking back frequently for updates!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Cass said...

I dunno, I think Jeff's PJs and a t-shirt sound like perfect clothes to wear. But I'm sure you've changed by now anyway. :)

I will update just as soon as I hear anything, y'all.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Millie said...

Wishing you a quick and safe delivery. Good luck!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Ally said...

Yay! Good luck!

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Bridgette said...

Ahhh! I'm so excited!

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Wavery said...

A safe and strong labor and delivery. Yay Olivia! Do good by your folks!

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Adrienne said...

yay! hope all goes perfectly.

Adrienne

11:00 AM  
Blogger Ornery said...

So excited for you! Good luck!

11:04 AM  
Anonymous amber said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! This is it.

11:34 AM  
Blogger k said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck! I'm so excited for you and Jeff. Can't wait to see a picture of the little bug.

12:05 PM  
Blogger girlh said...

good luck! hope you, dh and babe are home v v soon, happy and safe.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Anna H. said...

Sending much love up to you three...

xxoo

12:36 PM  
Blogger Mellie said...

Hoping everything there is progressing smoothly. Be healthy and happy!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Catizhere said...

OH YAY!!!

Finally. Best wishes for a speedy, relatively pain free delivery and quick recovery.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Jen-Again said...

WooHoo! Wishing you a speedy and easy delivery, and quick return home with your beautiful girl!

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful things are moving forward on their own. I hope you are able to get some rest before the big show. Jill

12:44 PM  
Blogger MsPrufrock said...

I don't know if I can handle all of this excitement - you AND Jen? Oy vey.

Best of luck.

1:14 PM  
Blogger JJ said...

This is so exciting!

1:25 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

I have chills!! I'm absolutely thrilled for you and can't wait to hear the good news!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Jen P said...

Good luck Bugs. Good luck little lady!

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Z said...

can't wait! can't wait! can't wait to hear all the details!

5:08 PM  
Blogger Ollie said...

Holy moly!!!! I'm thinking about you Bugs! Good luck good luck good luck!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

You, Jenn & Panda are certainly making this an exciting week.

Hope everything goes smoothly for you all.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

How wonderful and exciting.

6:06 PM  
Blogger LabiaLady said...

holy crap, holy crap.... good luck! Can't wait to hear the outcome...

6:32 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

I am so excited for you guys!
I hope you have a wonderful and safe birthing experience. Can't wait to hear more news!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Anna H. said...

Refreshing madly...

xxoo

6:46 PM  
Blogger Emma Jane said...

oh my goodness oh my goodness oh my goodness!

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Ohboyohboyohboyohboy

5:42 AM  

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