Anyway.. I haven't so much as pooped once since drinking the castor oil. But then at 3 pm today I had, for 5 hours, contractions that were exactly 8 minutes apart. On the dot. Well an occasional 4 minutes apart thrown in the mix. It didn't matter whether I was sitting, standing, laying down, they persisted.
Then as quickly as they appeared..they stopped. Or went to 20 minutes apart at 8 p.m. I am sure there are hundreds of women that groan on my behalf as they remember going through the same thing. So I must say how discouraged I am and how frustrating this process is. I don't think I mentally prepared enough for the emotional roller coaster natural labor is. I do not wish to hear anymore... "she'll come when she is ready." I know that. I don't want to hear "your body IS working..its just warming up." I don't know what I want to hear..wait yes I do.. I want to hear the words coming out of my own mouth : Honey my water just broke. Or Honey..this one really really hurts. I have never wanted pain so bad in my life.
Full disclosure, right? I am mad. That's it. At a time when I should be happy. I am mad. That's the ugly truth. 5 hours. FIVE HOURS and then bam.. stop. You have to admit that is pretty frustrating.
Either way she is coming out on Tuesday even if I have to reach in there and grab her myself.