Thursday, May 10, 2007

Well, I’m very happy to report that we know now for a fact that I will not be pregnant any later than Tuesday the 15th!!!

I had my 39 week doctor’s appointment today, and I am dilated to 5cm and 80% effaced! The doctor (Dr. Painter….who I really realy like) said that she doubts I’ll make it to the weekend, and that the baby is basically ready to fall out! Since I’m so dilated, and being that dilated increases the risk of infection, that if I don’t go into labor on my own this weekend, they’ll induce me first thing Monday morning!

Now for a little bit of background…

Sunday night, I started having this feeling where my entire stomach would get really really hard, and I had kind of a crampy achy feeling in my lower abdomen. It also made my whole stomach kinda sore and made it slightly uncomfortable to walk. I had these feelings literally all night. They got a little stronger and a little more regular (maybe 10-15 minutes apart for an hour at their most regular), but I was able to go to sleep around 10:30 in the morning, and they basically stopped.

Woke up Monday afternoon with a rash on my stomach that was kind of itchy, but the contractions were almost completely gone. I had maybe 4 in 5 hours. Took a few oatmeal baths, and chilled most of the day.

Monday night I started having contractions again. They kept me up all night again, got a but more uncomfortable/painful, and got pretty regular. They were coming about 5-7 minutes apart around 6 in the morning. I woke Tyler up and told him, and then they basically stopped. I went to sleep around 9am, and when I woke up, contractions were almost gone again.

Nothing really happened Tuesday. I tried to relax, got some baby clothes done, watched tv, etc. Sleep great Tuesday night! On Wednesday, I worked on some banner ads for Outside Magazine and Crocs, and then Tlyer and I went to Wal-Mart and Home Depot so I could do some walking and so we could pick up some random stuff we needed. Tyler and Brad watched the Braves game at our house, and then I watched Lost. Went to bed Wednesday night and slept great through the whole night.

This morning, I finished the ads for Crocs and went to the appointment at 2. That about brings us up to date. I’m having some contractions, but I haven’t been timing them yet. I think I should probably start. I’m dilated half way, so hopefully I’ll get through this labor without too much pain.

Hopefully, my next post will contain pictures of my new baby girl and all the labor details!

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