Wednesday, July 7, 2010

40 Week Doctor Visit

Well, technically today I'm 39 weeks, 6 days. But whatever. And I did see Dr. B. today. But more on that in a second.

So this morning Grandma and I went to the ladies tea at church. What a nice refreshing time. I always love to hear the testimonies. Afterwards we ran a few errands - namely picking up some raspberry leaf tea to hopefully jump-start labor and getting a few items at Target. Then it was time for me to be off to the doctor while Elijah stayed and played with Grandma.

And guess what you guys... we have some progress! I'm 4 cm dilated. Woo hoo!
Now, I know better than to get my hopes up. I learned at the end of my pregnancy with Elijah that just because I'm dilated doesn't mean the baby will come any time soon. Maybe next week or the week after would be a fair guess. However, she did strip my membranes and I have been having stronger contractions since then. They are not consistent, but they are more painful than before. And like my doula says, every one counts even if there is no measurable progress. So bring them on baby! So for now I'm downing the raspberry leaf tea by the giant glass full, putting my feet up and trying to rest up for the big event -- whenever that might be.

In other news my stats for today are:
Blood Pressure: 122/ 70
Weight: +1 pound (that makes 11 overall)
Measuring on target.
Baby's heart rate is good.
4 cm dilated (yeah!)

Of course, if there's any action I'll be sure to report it. Nobody hold your breath though.

1 comment:

Kristen McG said...

SOOOO excited for you!!!! Praying! :)