Sunday, October 19, 2008

Preview of the labour to come

I've been waking up with leg cramps lately and Dear Hubby has been obliging with massages. I do appreciate how he struggles up, bleary-eyed at 6am and tries his best to follow my instructions. "Left please.. no, more to the right now... okay.. up a little, a little.. too much!" etc etc etc

But over the weekend, we got a sneak preview of how things might just unfold when real labour kicks in. I woke up with the worst leg cramps I've had in a long time AND back pains AND pains between my shoulder blades. Ouchies. Dear Hubby was promptly poked awake and pressed into massage service. As I yowled and howled in pain, he tried his best to lighten my mood by keeping up a string of jokes as he attempted to massage my aches away. But I wasn't in the mood to listen to jokes and just felt like clobbering him with my bolster, "SHUT UP! JUST MASSAGE!"

But I didn't.

I'll remember to tell him not to joke when it's labour for real. I may not be so lucid by then, so I might just end up murdering the father of my child. Which is not good for all three of us.

5 comments:

  1. You know... I'm beginning to think maybe I was lucky that Gavin didn't want to come out. I was uncomfortable being big, but at least I didn't have to suffer pre-labour pains until I got into the hospital and I knew things were happening soon, instead of possibly in the week to come...

    Good luck, dear.

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  2. PB: Not labour yet you know!

    figur8: Thanks Shen. I just wish I had some sort of firm idea when he's coming instead of worrying all the time that my waters will break while I'm out shopping or something.

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  3. Oh my...good luck! Keep us updated :p

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  4. PE: Gulp. I'll need all the luck I can get, hehe. Will let you guys know for sure!

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