It’s close to 4:30 a.m. now, and I’ve been laboring all night. Contractions are 2 – 4 minutes apart consistently. The midwife around in the two o’clock hour, and now she’s sleeping on the couch while I continue to labor. A couple hours ago, my cervix was “paper thin,” but I was still only dilated to five. Baby’s head was still rather high, though not has high as before. Lots of goop and such.
Contractions are getting harder. I’ve never had a labor like this, so I have no idea what to expect. I’m typing in between contractions here. This kid has his own mind, his own gestation, his own labor. He is making himself known. I would like to hold him before dawn. Praying for just such a thing.