Thanks for all the love and kindness in response to J’s middle.of.the.night post. She went on to have nine straight hours of strong contractions every two to three minutes. She is indescribably strong. Unfortunately, when we headed to the hospital this morning, we learned that because Rabbit’s head isn’t quite aligned with J’s cervix, her strong labor contractions aren’t making her dilate (because the baby’s head isn’t pushing against the cervix with each contraction, as it needs to be).
This was a HUGE disappointment after a long night of labor, but the midwife on call is confident that (especially with a few particular birth ball moves), Rabbit will line right up and things will progress very soon, today or maybe tomorrow. J is still having strong contractions, though the frequency has backed off for the time being. We decided to come home: to nap, to eat, to labor here and get our boy in line. :)
J is taking this setback like the badass she is. We hope to have more (good) news to post soon. Thanks again for all the support; I’m off to nap between contractions (and to pray for patience and alignment).