Friday, December 25, 2009

Anticipation...

38 weeks: 90% effaced, 3 cm dilated, -1 station
Stripped membranes again on Wednesday. It's Friday night & we've got nothing.

So I thought I would do okay waiting for her. It's not working out as well as I'd hoped. I keep hearing, "oh you can stay at 2 cm for weeks..." but I'm not STAYING at anything for any amount of time! I've progressed every week. And I'm having Braxton Hicks contractions all day everyday. They literally never stop. They just aren't consistent or getting stronger or closer together. They don't hurt me at all. They just feel like pressure pushing down sometimes. It's more just that I get excited every time I feel one and then it doesn't turn into anything.

If I was going to the doctor each week and I actually WAS staying at like 1 or 2 cm & not really progressing, I wouldn't be quite so anxious about it! I'd be settling in for her to come at her due date or later. But it seems like things just keep moving quickly. And then all the other women in my Centering Class have had their babies! That's 5 women!! And I don't think any of them were as dilated or effaced as I am when they went into labor. What's wrong with me? Why doesn't she want to come out??

haha I'm really okay. And I'm not super uncomfortable all the time - just at the end of a long day when I've had a bra on all day. LOL. But what's your birth story? Do you remember how dilated or effaced you were when you went into labor? Does anyone think this could maybe happen soon?? I just want to meet her!!

1 comment:

Mama Smors said...

I do hope you get to meet your sweet daughter very soon!

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