Long Wednesday Nap

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I had some plans for today, but Samuel went down for a nap at 11:30am, and here it is--almost 3pm, and he is still sound asleep. His body must be making up for lost steam during his recent viral infection. Never wake a sleeping baby, I say!

Today is a special day for me--February 8th--because it is the day I went into labor last year. I was sitting at House of Teriyaki in Tigard with Landon, Damien, Marla, and Solomon when I started to feel very full. Then, I felt my first sharp contraction. Little did I know it was the beginning of labor, since I had experienced many contractions prior to that one. As the night wore one, however, it became obvious that I was in the beginning stages. Here is an excerpt from my journal from Feb. 8, 2005:


Tuesday, February 08, 2005

I went into labor tonight! We were at House of Teriyaki having dinner with Damien, his sister-in-law Marla, brother-in-law, and their son Solomon. Towards the end of dinner, I started getting contractions. At first, I ignored them, thinking that it was another false alarm, but when we were at Fred Meyer's afterwards getting some groceries, and I was stopped in my tracks with a contraction, I felt these were different than the other contractions I had experienced before. They were painful enough to stop me from what I was doing. When I got home, I started to time them, and they were every 15 minutes apart, and continued throughout the night. I was up ALL night long, and got little to no sleep. Landon slept soundly in the bedroom, and I was tossing and turning on the futon, which is the only place I could sleep semi-comfortably the ninth month of my pregnancy. Finally, at about 5:30am, Landon woke up, and I told him I was in a lot of pain from the contractions. We began to feel excited that our baby would arrive soon.
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