You Can Thank The Zombies

I might just be in early labor right now. It’s been three hours of relatively manageable short contractions, every 4-6 minutes. Now they’re starting to get a little more intense, so I figured I’d better get this written before they get too strong.

It’s possible this will fizzle out, but at the moment it doesn’t feel like it. My mom is coming up to watch Cordy for us, and my doula is at the ready.

What finally brought this on? Well, if you ask Aaron, he’d tell you zombies. We went walking downtown early this evening to see the Zombie Walk, hoping that all the walking would help push me into labor. It might have worked – contractions started about an hour after we got home.

So, updates will hopefully be coming soon, either from me or Aaron. I’m going to be really embarrassed if this is a false alarm, but for now, we’ll assume I’m in early labor. Think good thoughts for a quick and successful VBAC.

2:45am edit – Pretty sure this is the real thing. And I can now say for certain that a Tylenol could never mask this pain.

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  1. Happy thoughts, good thoughts, labor thoughts! I am thinking of you often and sending good wishes!

    And if it fizzles out, don’t be embarassed – I had three of those before starting real labor with The Bug last June, and I think I blogged about every one of them. ha ha! C’est la vie.

  2. Yeah, zombies!

    Good luck!

  3. awesome. i love zombies. and now i love them even more!!! :)

  4. I hope you have a wonderful VBAC! I’m proof that they DO happen. Good luck!!!

  5. Der, the point I meant to make about not being embarassed if it’s “practice labor” was – we all just want to know what’s going on with you, so if it’s false labor, so bet it. We’ll still be checking in! :oD

  6. The Flip Flop Mamma! says:

    Oh I’m soo excited!! I hope it’s real labor! I will be praying for that VBAC to go smoothly!!!

  7. Yay!! Good luck!

  8. vee bee says:

    Good luck!!!

  9. Mommy off the Record says:

    Thinking of you!!

  10. Early labour is so exciting – especially when you’re past due, wondering if it’s going to happen at all. This post brought the memories back for me.

    By now, one way or another, you’re probably past the fun part – I’ll be thinking of you today, waiting for news.

  11. Crossing my fingers for you, hoping you’re holding your little one soon!

  12. Mrs. Chicky says:

    I hope this is it! Good luck!!

  13. Karianna says:

    Good luck! Can’t wait to hear the news!

  14. MamaMichelsBabies says:

    Eeee!!!!! I’m excited for you! Didn’t your fortune cookie say the 27th was a lucky day?

    Good luck!!

  15. Mary Tsao says:

    Good luck! Hope everything went/is going okay with your VBAC. C’mon, baby!

  16. I am so excited for you! I cannot wait to hear your VBAC birth story!

  17. MrsFortune says:

    Come on, we need an update already!!! I’ve been thinking about you guys all day, I hope it went quickly and well. Can’t wait to hear from you.

  18. Daundelyon says:

    Thank you for the explanation of the zombies. I passed down High Street just as they reached the convention center and I was totally confused. What’s worse is I swear I recognized a few of them.

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