Tuesday, May 18, 2010

38 weeks and Counting.....

Sorry for the delay on the doctor post. Everything went well last Friday (the information I am about to write about might be "TMI" for some, so don't read it if you don't want to know~)

The doctor said everything looked great. I am 3 cm dilated and still 50% effaced (but my cervix is much softer than last time, so even though I am not more effaced it has made some progress). The baby is lower than the last visit, which is also good. She said that she doesn't expect to see me at the next doctor's appointment (this friday). I took that with a grain of salt, because I know that I could very well see her at the next appointment. And, good thing I did! Cause it's Tuesday and we still have a fetus and not a baby!

False alarm: Sunday night I could not sleep at all so I moved into the living room to lay down. I started getting some painful contractions around 2am or so. By about 5:30am they were regular and ten minutes apart. I thought- for sure this is it right? I will let Zach sleep, cause there is really nothing he can do right now and we will probably have a long day ahead of us. Well, at 5:40am- nothing came. By 5:50- still nothing. They disappeared just like that- so weird. So close- yet so far away!!

Life is much harder now. Uncomfortable has turned into miserable. Sleeping is difficult and rolling over is like a chore. Yes, the stretch marks have begun to appear (gag). So in the midst of my miserableness, we wait....

1 comment:

  1. dude...any cm's that you can get before "real" labor starts is awesome. i know you are about to lose your mind right now with discomfort and boredom and not knowing, but you are already ahead of the game! it took me 9 hours of HARD work to get 3 cm's, so you are doing awesome! i cant wait, youre gonna be amazing