March 25, 2007
Never before in my life did I think I’d say the words, “Gee, I hope I get some good news about my cervix today!” Nor did I ever thing I’d share the news so willingly and happily with perfect strangers on the internet.
Pregnancy does weird things to your
At my doctor’s appointment on Friday, I learned I was another half centimeter dilated- for a total of 2 1/2 cm! Still only 50% effaced, but the doctor was quite impressed with how low the baby’s head is. And it’s LOOOOOOOW, people. Last night driving home from my parents, every bump in the road made it feel like she was going to fall out- it was very strange. He also mentioned that some women labor for 6 hours to get where I am already- which I guess is great for me since I haven’t really even felt anything to this point! (but also makes me wonder what’s in store down the road- Labor Karma? heh)
Anyway, my doctor was very optimistic about things and actually said that he’d be surprised if I made it to April 8th. Which one on hand, I appreciate his vote of confidence. On the other hand, if I’m late I’m going to hold him responsible. And on the other hand (lots of hands, apparently) I’m ready for this to be over. But on the OTHER other hand, I have moments of panic when I think that dude- it really COULD be any day now. Maybe I’m okay with going past my due date? Last night when I was having trouble sleeping for no real reason in particular- just restlessness- and I felt a few crampy-type contractions (or so I thought) I started to wonder…. even watched the clock for a while (they were like 30 minutes apart, but i wasn’t sure at first since I was dozing in between them) And after moving out to the couch and finally falling asleep for a few hours, everything is back to normal this morning. But- maybe I dilated a bit more!
So that’s this week’s cervix update! I hope you enjoyed yourself. Tune in on Tuesday after my next appointment for more exciting adventures in dilation and effacement!