We made it to 39 weeks and still hanging on. She’s going the full distance…I just hope that I can too! We went to the Dr. yesterday and I am finally 1.5 cm and he could touch her head. Weird huh. I wonder what she thought when he touched her head. It would be the first time in her existance that anything has touched her outside of her little cacoon besides us pushing on her through my belly. It was such a relief. Of course I know that this was going to happen…I know she is going to come out…but it’s been so long and nothing has happened…finally there is a change. My blood pressure was high when I went in so they put me on the fetal monitor for 20 minutes to check her heart beat and contractions and then take my blood pressure again. It was great to hear her for that long and to watch the tape….Then there were my contractions. I always thought I knew my body pretty well…and I thought that I wasn’t having any “braxton hicks contractions” but apparently what I’ve thought was just her pushing on me has actually been contractions all this time. It was really helpful watching them on the tape to see how they went, and even though I know the “real” contractions will be different, it was nice that there is no pain and the feeling is something that I can handle. My blood pressure was back to normal when they checked it again so I was sent home to wait it out =)
Every day feels different and every day I wonder if this is the day. The anxiety is the worse. I only sleep a handful of hours each night….”they” (who are they?) say that it’s natures way of getting you ready for night time feedings…I feel like a kid at christmas. Greg and I have finally packed our bags and diaper delivery delivered our first “load” (sure to see many “loads” in our future) last week. We are,,,,i guess,,,,ready as we’ll ever be.
For those of you wondering…we do have an email list prepared to let everyone know of her arrival as soon as we can!