Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Stripped.

Last night when Patrick got home we went for a walk in the neighborhood until the contractions were so strong that I could barely walk through them. When we got home, they stopped temporarily. I got horribly, horribly sick and went to bed. In the middle of the night, they started back up - and I woke myself and Patrick screaming out with pain. They eventually subsided and I was able to drift in and out of sleep for a few hours.

This morning at 11 a.m. I went to the doctor's office. I'm now 38 weeks plus a few days (according to the early ultrasound - over 39 weeks based on when I got my first positive HPT on August 20). I'm 2 cm. dilated and 80% effaced. She stripped my membranes - and I'm bleeding pretty badly from it.

She said that she won't induce me until May 1st. I'm contracting hard now - and hoping that stripping my membranes will trigger real labor. If not, I'm to be at the hospital at 6:30 a.m. on the first (a week from Thursday) for pitocin, and the doctor will be there to break my water at 7:30. I am so excited, and so ready to have him here.

4 comments:

Scoutj said...

WHOO HOOOO!!!!

Shinny said...

Good luck! I hope that this works and is quick. Not much longer and you will have that adorable baby boy in your arms.

Let me know if you need anything for him. I am not that far away, I would love to meet you someday and let our kids have a playdate. ;)

dee said...

Wow--not too much longer. If I were a wagering gal, I'd say your doc will be seeing you before the 1st. I'm just saying is all :-)

Here's to a quick and relatively painless labor with a delicious, adorable reward at its end.

Helen said...

It sucks to wait and it's agony to be so uncomfortable, but at least (and don't hate me with that "at least"!) you have an end date. There's a line in the sand.

I'm pulling for you, babe. Any day now...and please tell me there will be photos :)