Friday, April 23, 2010

Yay Contractions... or not

Yesterday evening I started to have contractions! To me, it kind of felt like being kicked all over at once and when I felt my stomach with my hand that's kind of what it felt like too. A big rock. They continued all night. Not at regular intervals or anything;but still, I totally thought I would be in labor today. I'm not though. They were those fake contractions (Braxton Hicks). That's what the doctor said today when he checked me and I'm still pretty dang near closed. He said 1 cm dilated and 75% effaced. One centimeter-- that is progress, but not the kind I was hoping for with all those "contractions." Doctor says its time for baby to get out, so I am scheduled for induction on Monday.
Funny to note that Monday will be April 26 which is the day that I had first stated as my due date due to my long menstrual cycles. It was my doctor who wanted to keep with basing my due date off the first day of my last period. So like it or not she will make that due date and I can say that I was right all along.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Its a long wait till Christmas

That is what my doctor said when he walked into the room today. He had promised me a couple weeks ago that she would be here by Christmas and that he is always right on his predictions. With the way the days are dragging on, it feels like a couple Christmases should have passed by now. I am still not dilated...... but I am about 75% effaced. I was unaware, but last week he put me at around 25% effaced. So I am making some progress!! If I continue at this rate I could go into labor sometime this week. Take note that my due date is tomorrow though, so that would be ideal for me. I have another office appointment scheduled for next Friday, if I don't go into labor before then. And at that point they will schedule an induction for the next Monday or Tuesday (26th or 27th). Please Please Please pray that I don't need that. I really don't want an induction. However, if that is the way things happen, at least my mom will be there for the delivery since she can drive out over the weekend. Well that's all for now. Maybe I will take a 40 week photo tomorrow.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The No-News News

Nothing is happening. I had my last visit to the OB on Friday and he said my cervix is unchanged still. He said that he would start to think about getting the baby out if its the same story this Friday. I told him I would like to wait a bit longer and he said he would give me till a week over my due date. So thats the story. By choice or by force she will be here in the next two weeks. Hoping she comes on her own soon!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fat Foot with no Ankle

My little sister and Dad came out to visit me and we did a lot of walking during those couple of days. The night before they left my feet started to itch real bad so I took off my sock to check it out and discovered my feet had grown super fat and my ankles disapeared. Yuck!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I really hurt!

Every kick and movement is agonizing and it feels like she is trying to push through my closed cervix and kick through my belly button. I am so done with being pregnant. I want to get Brady a pregnancy suit and have him go grocery shopping, clean house, etc. I wake up choking on stomach acid while having drowning nightmares. Get out of my belly baby!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


The doc says its going to be awhile. My cervix is shut and the head is not dropped, however it is down. He says that if mother nature doesn't take over and make some changes soon he wouldn't be suprised if I went over my due date. Yuck! I'm quite disappointed. I want the baby out by the due date of course! However, I would rather wait till my body decides than be induced, as long as everything is alright with the baby. So don't get too excited because it could be awhile.