Getting Closer

Tomorrow is our due date! No matter how many times I tell myself that, I still can't believe it. I remember so clearly being 10 weeks pregnant and feeling so excited that in just two weeks we'd start telling people. Now here we are, about to meet our baby. I really can't believe we're going to be parents. Crazy!

More good news from our appointment with Jo today: Annie and I are making progress! Her head is even lower now and she's still not budging. I am 2 centimeters dilated, and my cervix is 75% effaced. That's a lot, since I was only thinning a tiny bit at Thursday's appointment. I told her about my contractions on Saturday. She was so excited! Then when she checked me she told me those contractions did a ton of work to thin out and shorten my cervix, so now I'm not so discouraged about them. At least they weren't for nothing! She tried to strip my membranes, but she's not sure how much she was able to do. She said that 15% of people go into labor within 24 hours of having their membranes stripped, so we'll see what happens! If anything, she seemed pretty sure that I'd be starting labor over the next few days. She did say that I need to work on kicking the cold that I got from my Dad last week. She's concerned that my body will pay more attention to fighting that off rather than starting labor. So I will be relaxing and drinking as much water as I can for the next few days. She's on call on Thursday and said she's hoping to see us then. But she also said it's still possible it might be longer than a few days. I think I'd be okay with that. As long as I know we're making progress and that it's highly unlikely I'll need to be induced, which would happen only if I were two weeks overdue, putting us at June 4th to start labor. No thanks! We're still hoping for a May baby here.

So I'm feeling very encouraged, I'm really going to be a Mom any day now!


kelly said...

eee! :D

weasley24601 said...

hurry up, please!!! OUT, baby! Out!