Well, I have just woken up after a really great sleep (hooray!- even William slept well) and haven't heard anything from Cathy since last night. This means she is still at home, and that the contractions still haven't kicked into that next stage. I'm hoping actually that they've been few and far between and Cathy too has had a night of good sleep.
A long pre-labour can be hard. I have had them with all three of my children. BUT!! I know she will get through this and this sweet baby will come when she's ready! I'm so happy for Cathy that she has put off going to the hospital too early. Nothing worse than sitting around up there with staff hovering over you, putting the subtle pressure on for labour to "speed up". Every woman and every labour is individual and the very idea of 'dilating one centimeter every hour' is terrible to put on to every woman!!! Cathy and I knew yesterday (despite many runs of long and intense contractions, irregular contractions) that she was still in pre-labour so she has had the peaceful experience of labouring at home thus far, surrounded by her family, in her own bed. :) She's been able to get lots and lots of rest which will help her body so much when the next phase begins.
Anyway, I could go on and on about this but I won't! Just thought I'd share a couple of photos of Cathy with Chloe and Declan I took yesterday morning.
Hope everyone is having a good week! I'm planning to spend lots of quiet time with my kiddies today - unless of course Cathy progresses, in which case I'll be over there and the kids will be visiting with friends! Either way it will be a nice sunny day! Happy Thursday. :) And thanks so much for your continued prayers.