No pregnancy update this week as things are kicking off now!
I’ve been having regular contractions since just before 4-o-clock this morning. We started timing them at three every twenty minutes and as I type we’re down to three every fifteen minutes. We just need to wait till we’re getting three in a ten-minute period before we think about heading to the Midwifery unit (which is literally only five minutes away from our flat).
So far I’ve been managing fine with just the TENS machine on still quite a low setting (which is FABULOUS, by the way!), and moving gently on a gym ball whilst concentrating on my breathing. The contractions are definitely increasing in intensity, but so far nothing too bad.
Family are all now preparing to head our way from South of the Border and I have Dale and Leni here keeping an eye on the timings of things and generally making sure I’m fine (which, obviously, I am, as I’m here typing a blog post!) and we’re just watching a bit of telly to keep me distracted whilst we wait for those contractions to get closer together.
It looks like we could well be meeting Tadpole face-to-face some time this evening!
It’s all very exciting and we’re dying to find out whether we’re having a boy or a girl and seeing what s/he looks like.
So, I’ll be away for a couple of days at least, but rest assured I’ll let you al know the outcome on my return.
Wish us luck!