2010-08-26 Afternoon, Three Days before Abe was Born
2:28:23 From Husband At doctor now. 4cm and 80% efaced. Doc said we are in labor. Still talking. Will keep u apprised. I think he wants to admit us. Fighting to go back home.
2:37:22 From Husband Ok. We wiggled our way out. Gonna head home.
2:37:30 From Husband Call you in a bit
2:38:12 From Doula Schmoula Um. If you're not contracting, you're not in labor. ;)
2:44:38 From Husband She is contracting. Several times an hour. Nothing consistent or regular, but strong enough to stop her from doing anything
2:47:27 From Doula Schmoula Ok.
2010-08-29 The Early Morning Hours of the Day Abe was Born
04:13:41 From Husband Were up. She's still exhausted and having some contractions. It seemed like she got some rest
04:14:36 From Husband From about 10-3 there wasn't much but now were moaning. She says she wants to be done. Dunno what the next step is
04:16:59 From Doula Schmoula The only way to get to the end is to walk through it. Do these contractions seem like before or do they seem different?
04:18:29 From Husband In the middle of one. Seem the same as when we left for the hospital From what I can tell
04:20:18 From Husband She's just too exhausted. Says she can't take it anymore. Dunno what the threshold is. Should we go in?
04:21:24 From Doula Schmoula Ok. The key here is to not ask her to do things but to tell her, i.e. "this is the next step". Put her in the tub and feed her something. Toast and egg maybe?
04:22:18 From Husband In tub now. I gave her some melon.
04:24:43 From Husband Making toast w peanut butter now
04:26:22 From Doula Schmoula That is good. As far as the "i can'ts" go, we know she can. And it is best to try to keep her in the moment and out of her head. Is she relaxing or is she fighting them?
04:28:10 From Husband They are progressing. The mental is tough on her. The I cants are rolling in
04:29:49 From Doula Schmoula How long as she been in tub?
04:31:25 From Husband Maybe 20. She's out now. Got out on her own while I was making toast
04:32:35 From Doula Schmoula Ok. Eat some toast and then go for a walk. Is she shakey?
04:33:33 From Husband She is walking the room. She is shakey she said. Walking and moaning
04:34:15 From Doula Schmoula Moaning with contractions or the whole time?
04:35:08 From Husband Pretty much the whole time
04:35:35 From Doula Schmoula How quick are they coming?
04:35:55 From Husband 3 min or so. On the bed in her knees for contractions. Kinda doing what she wants. Doesn't wanna listen
04:37:43 From Doula Schmoula That's fine. She is following her instincts. Knee chest is good. Or on ball doing big circles. How are you feeling?
04:38:31 From Husband K. She is discouraged. I’m worried for her. It's tough. She said she doesn't think you understand. Dunno what that means. They seem to be getting more intense to me
04:40:16 From Doula Schmoula You think i should head back over?
04:41:06 From Husband Maybe. If you don't I would probably take her in. Just don't have the confidence
04:42:50 From Doula Schmoula There isn't an absolute right or wrong here. Let me change clothes and i'll see you shortly. Need coffee?
04:43:46 From Husband If you're already stopping. If not just come here and we can make some here.
04:45:18 From Husband Ohh. Maybe come here? It's making me nervous. Seems to be getting stronger
04:45:29 From Doula Schmoula K. I'll hurry.
04:46:18 From Husband K. Call when you're here. I'll let you in
04:46:26 From Doula Schmoula K
05:18:59 From Husband You could probably get coffee if you want. She might have hit a rhythm
05:20:28 From Doula Schmoula K. I'll run back to the Gate Station. Whaddya want?
05:21:37 From Husband Just a coffee. Thnx.
05:22:09 From Doula Schmoula Sure
05:40:39 From Doula Schmoula I'm here
Doula Schmoula Left the Delivery Room to Update the Moms
10:58:14 From Husband they're getting delivery cart ready