1:15pm Wednesday afternoon. Both of the midwives called me this morning to see how things are going. I explained that I had some nice mild contractions last night that disappeared again when I went to sleep. I was asked to go in to the birth center so I could have my cervix Roto-Rootered again.
I lay on the exam bed and the midwife does her business and starts LAUGHING at me. Like, cracking up. She said "I'm sorry.. I don't know how someone can be 6cm dilated and not be in labor. It's not funny to you but I find it hilarious." To sum up, I am at 0 station, 80% effaced, 6cm dilated............. and not yet in labor.
I was sent home again with instructions to walk and sit on my exercise ball. I was given a "magic potion" of special herbs known to put women in labor that I am taking every hour. When (if) my contractions come 5 minutes apart, no matter how mild, I am to call a midwife and she will come over and break my water and hopefully we will have a baby! If my contractions don't become a regular occurrence, I am ordered to take castor oil... eewwwwwwwww. That is the ONLY home remedy I haven't done yet aside from riding a mechanical bull. Not looking forward to it.