Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Doing my Part

The girlies and I with my full term belly

In an effort to do all I can to help get labor going at home, I put on my dusty tennis shoes yesterday and we all went on a good long walk. We walked the trail around the circumference of our neighborhood. By the end the girls were complaining that their legs couldn't go any more and Jonathan was carrying Lauren. 

I am not sure I had a single contraction during our walk but I was surely sore. I soaked in a tub last night and felt much better. I woke almost every hour and at about 4 found that I was having contractions about every 10 minutes. They were not too painful but hard enough to wake me up every 10 minutes. 

They have subsided now and I am going to go get a good nap in just in case. I almost got hopeful of going into labor on my own this morning. I think I will try taking another walk this evening. At the very least it will help me build up my lung capacity for the pushing phase.

16 comments:

Rach said...

Steph, I'm praying your little man makes his appearance soon.

HUGS! and good luck! :o)

Bartel's said...

Thinking of you & praying for an easy & safe delivery! Can't wait to see pics of the little guy!!
~Kristi

Anonymous said...

AWWW! You look so pretty! I always enjoyed my pregnancies!! Best of luck to you and Noble =0)

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Great picture!! A BABY BOY will add so much to this already adorable picture!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you this week that all goes well! How exciting.... and you ALL look darling!

2thfairy said...

I am so excited for you and your family. Let me know...I am ready to help!

Amanda said...

I've still got my fingers crossed for Friday seeing as to how that's my daughter's second birthday! I'm sure you're ready already, though! You look great!

Jennie said...

You look awesome! I love your pregnant belly. I hope that walking does it's job and contractions come and stay. I can't wait to hear your news.

Lori said...

Maybe tonight is the night :)

Davis family said...

yay. a baby soon. I can't wait to see pictures. Your family is so sweet, and new little boy will make it that much sweeter.

Kate said...

How exciting! Your little Noble is almost here!

Anonymous said...

I just want to tell you that you look so great! I wish I had taken pictures when I was pregnant but I was so grouchy and feeling huge, that now I have no record of it! :( I am excited for you to have your baby soon and I hope your whole experience is wonderful!

Rich's said...

Steph, you are soooooo stinkin' cute! I just LOVE ya! Good luck going into labor soon! My doctor always told us to do the "thing" that got us in this so called "mess" in the first place! :)

Martha said...

I'm wishing you luck! I'm friends with Elizabeth and have followed your blog off and on for some time now. My little boy turns 6 tomorrow...it's a great day to have a baby! Hopefully it will be for you too!

The Cricket on the Hearth said...

Yup - Looks like it's TIME! :-)

www.adorn-jewelry.blogspot.com said...

walking put me into labor with matthew. i had a class that we had a scavenger hunt in so i ended up walking as fast as my big pregnant self could all around UNLV campus. I didn't want to be slow and make my teammates lose so i really went as fast as I could. The next day I went into labor.

you should get out your breast pump and do nipple stimulation. it will bring on contractions for sure! hope it happens for you on your own!