Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Few More Weeks I Guess...

I know I haven't blogged in a few days, but it's not because I went into labor. Mo gets his off days usually sometime between Mon.-Wed. so I don't blog because I am spending time with him. Other than that I have been going out more to the mall to walk, and to the grocery store (since we have money lol). So...that's why I hadn't blogged lately.

Anyway, I had my doctors app. yesterday at 38 weeks + 1 day. According to Dr. Banks I am only half a cm dilated and no effacement (at least he didn't say I was effaced). Also Shawn has not dropped yet even though I thought he had. Dr. Banks told me that had I been dilated ANY he would have set me up (I suppose for induction) next week. Apparently Shawn and my body are still not ready so we will give it some more time.

Other than that my list of things to do before Shawn arrives is now completely taken care of except for the deep cleaning and relaxing. I think I need to add walking and small exercises to it too to work myself into shape for labor and delivery. There are things like pelvic swaying, squats, and kegels that will help prepare me for the big day. I'm nervous and excited all at the same time because, technically, it could be any day now. We certainly are ready now if it does happen! Keep us in your prayers please!


  1. It's better I am down here instead of in the same town as you because I would probably be sitting in front of you staring at your tummy, patiently (all right, impatiently!) waiting for Shawn's arrival. I don't want him to be here earlier than he should be, but I am happily anxious for his arrival as I want to nuzzle his little head, kiss his sweet neck and squeeze him tight.

  2. At least you know the end (or the beginning) is near now. It's hard not to be impatient as you waddle about hoping the baby will drop and dilating begins in earnest. I'm keeping you in my prayers and thoughts - the first baby is always such an unknown factor. Enjoy.

  3. Well, GREAT things come to those who wait , right??? Maybe he thinks it's so warm and cozy up there in Mama's womb that he just wants to park there just a wee bit longer. I hope you have an easy, uneventful labor. You don't realize it, but the story of Shawn's birth will probably be the story you will tell the most for the next 20 years!

    Good Luck!