Wednesday, November 14, 2007

No More Doctor's Appointments!

Today was my last appointment. Going in, I thought for sure I was in labor. I was woken up at 4:45 this morning with pretty painful contractions, much more painful than the Braxton Hicks I'd been having. They were about 5 minutes apart and lasting a little less than a minute for a few hours, so I got up and showered and shaved my legs (just in case!) and headed out for my regular appointment. Just before I left I used the bathroom (if you know what I mean...and it was soft-serve...a sure sign of labor, right???) and then noticed some blood on my pad. Bloody show? I wasn't sure.

Got the doc's office and had my ultrasound and the baby measured right around the same as last week. His head is 9.5 cm. Yikes. But he still seems to be about 7 1/2 lbs.

Midwife checked my cervix and I'm now a big 2 cm and 70% effaced. She tried stretching my cervix a little but I had her stop because it hurt too bad. Had me all sorts of sweaty. She did say that she saw some bloody show, so it wasn't my imagination.

She confirmed that we are set for Tuesday for the induction. That's 6 days from now!! And that's if I don't go into labor on my own by then, and the way these contractions are, I can't imagine I'll last until Tuesday.

I went to the mall after my appointment to walk around a little and it took me an hour to walk both levels. If you've ever been to Fair Oaks Mall, you'd know it's not a big mall at all. Shouldn't take me that long. But I had to keep stopping for contractions and was walking like an old lady because my groin muscles are so sore. Pathetic.

Sorry to worry you, Erika!

11 comments:

Amy W said...

I used to live in Penderbrook apts right by that mall...

Good luck!! I delivered both my daughters at Fair Oaks...

Laura said...

How exciting!! I can't believe it's already time! Yay!

I grew up going to Fair Oaks Mall! We lived in Kings Park West for 6 years.

Kim said...

exciting...won't be long now!

...so, you can still shave your own legs, huh? I've been worried that in the last couple months I won't be able to reach and need Bill to shave them for me!

Mom said...

In my opinion, I don't think you will make it until Tuesday. This is so exciting. You could go anytime from now until Tuesday. He will be here soon!!!

Michelle said...

O man... you'd been MIA for a couple days and I thought for SURE you were already in L&D! Hopefully soon!

Steph said...

SO exciting! It wont be long till you're holding your baby!

Stella said...

I'm so excited for you!!

Erika said...

Don't you apologize!!!!! I just noticed you hadn't been online and I was just thinking of you and hoping all was okay!

SENDING YOU EASY LABOR VIBES! (And soon, I hope!)

I can't wait for you guys to meet him! Talk about a Happy Thanksgiving!

bird said...

this is so exciting. what exactly did you mean by soft serve? hehe

Marla said...

Isn't it nice to know that you will have a baby in your arms by next week for sure!?!?

I'm sooo excited!

Teesa69 said...

Oh Amy, So many exciting things happening!! Ya gotta tell the other ladies!! I can't believe you're gonna have him by Tuesday! Keep in touch and enjoy your last few nights alone with dh as a couple!!

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