I am feeling quite bleary-eyed and foggy-brained this morning following a night of sporadic sleep. I have been experiencing tightenings since yesterday evening, leaving me unable to sleep for any length of time.
I was up and about a couple of times. The first time at around midnight having been rudely awakened several times by the regular squeezing around my middle – not painful but very, very uncomfortable. I came downstairs and pottered about, moving laundry from washer to dryer and folding another pile before ambling off to bed for another attempt at sleep.
It didn’t work.
A couple of hours later after several more interruptions I was back downstairs again. Again rotating laundry, folding nappies, and replying to emails, noting that the tightenings were occurring every 15 minutes or so. Over an hour later I tried my bed again but sleep came and went in more of a snooze form.
By 5am I thought it best to prepare Mike for the day ahead. ‘I might need to go and be monitored at some point,’ I told him.
Now, at 8.30am the tightenings are continuing – still at around 15 minutes apart as they have been all night. I have mixed feelings about what to do next. On the one hand I know that I am not supposed to go into full-blown labour yet on the other, despite the on-going discomfort and certain breathlessness at times, I am not fully convinced that my symptoms are worthy of a hospital visit. What to do? What to do?