Saturday, February 21, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nearly 41 weeks

I saw the doctor today and I'm still at around 2 cm. dialated and 80% effaced. I was hoping they would induce my tomorrow, but he said they wanted to wait until I was at least 41 full weeks, which is Friday. So if Ben has not made his appearance by Friday at 5, then I'm going to go to the hospital and they will give me some medicine that helps to ripen the cervix. Then Sat. they will give me medicine to induce labor. So a little more waiting, but I'll end up in a good spot in my classes and it will be easier for the sub to come in and start something new with the students and to know the specific date that she'll be needed. I suppose God knows what he's doing even if I'm impatient to get on with it. :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Still Waiting

Today is Ben's due date, but I'm not sure I'm much closer to delivering. I think I've had a couple real contractions today. I clearly felt the tightening and it lasted for like 45 sec. to a min. maybe. Of course the two were 6 hours apart and I haven't felt any more since then. On Wed. the doctor didn't give me numbers, but he basically said he wouldn't if there wasn't anything to tell. He did say that Ben wasn't engaged yet. I think that contradicts what the previous doctor said, but either way nothing much was happening either week. This week he did say he didn't think I would make my next appointment. I guess we're hoping for a Valentine's baby now.
So hopefully next time I'm on here I'll be posting pictures and news about our beautiful baby boy.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

39 weeks

I went to the doctor on Thursday and things have been progressing a little. On Thursday, I was 1 and half centimeters dilated, 50% effaced, and Ben was in a -3 position. If I remember right, the -3 position means that he's entering the birth canal, but he's still up there a ways. She also noticed that I had a little bit of a yeast infection.
Yesterday was a pretty interesting day. I lost more of my mucus plug and I have been losing more bit by bit the last several times I've used the restroom. It also seems that I have a blood blister as well. So between that and the mucus plug and the yeast infection, I've got a lot going on and Ben is still tucked inside. I had to call the nurses at the Birthing Center last night about the blood blister, just to be sure it wasn't anything more serious. While on hold, I realized that pregnancy causes you to lose inhibitions about discussing bodily functions. Seeing the different doctors and nurses at the practice that I am attending and then talking with the nurse last night really make it necessary to just open up and tell them everything. I have become much more comfortable telling people everything that's going on. Not just anyone, but those that need to know. I didn't know I would become that comfortable talking to people. Pregnancy brings lots of changes, but this is one that I didn't really see coming. This is all probably more information than you all wanted to know, but as I said pregnancy can cause a loss of inhibitions when discussing health concerns.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

1/2 a centimeter

I went to the doctor on Friday and I am half a centimeter dialated. I didn't expect it to be a high number, but I was hoping for a little bigger than that. Since then, I have felt some more contractions. Braxton-Hicks contractions I'm sure because they are not in any regular pattern. So we're just sitting around waiting for Ben to show up. I am still working because if I wasn't I would probably go crazy sitting at home and waiting. Mornings are the hardest, but I have first period planning, so I have time to relax before I need to get teaching. Speaking of relaxing, I think I'm going to go do that.