Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Well, it’s officially MAY! Our little lady, who we’ve decided to name Margaret Kathleen, is due in two weeks, but we’re hoping she’ll come a little early. At my 37 week appointment last week, I was still 2cm and 75% effaced, so no real progress. We have another appointment on Thursday, so, hopefully, we’ll have made some more progress by then.

Watching for all the signs of labor is making me very very anxious! I’ve already had days where I felt just completely awful, and days where I was really energetic and wanted to clean everything. For those of you who have lived with me, you’ll understand why I thought there was something up when I just HAD to clean the bathroom and scrub the tub! I’ve started having more and more of what I suppose are Braxton Hicks contractions, where my whole uterus gets really hard and tight and then releases after a minute or so. In the past 3 or 4 days, I’ve also started having lots of pressure and crampiness in my lower abdomen, with an occasional sharp pain in the same area, but they never get more regular. These pains and cramps mostly happen at night, so I guess I’m going to have to get my sleeping done during the day.

I’m just so excited to meet her….I can’t wait! Sylvia and Cathi have already had Lily and Avery, so that’s making me even more anxious! Hopefully, miss Maggie won’t wait til the last possible minute to get here…let’s hope she has her mommy’s desire to be early, and not her daddy’s tendancy to be just barely on time or late :P

I’ll try to update this as more develops. :)

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