Monday, July 11, 2011

Will it be this week?

Doubtful. 39 weeks, 4 days and he refuses to come out.

I saw the OB last Wednesday and had made NO progress so he was kind enough to strip my membranes and I will say that hurt like hell. It was at that moment that I decided drugs would definitely be necessary to endure childbirth. I was extremely crampy for the next few days then early Saturday morning, I started having regular contractions. Every 5 minutes for 5 hours so I finally decided to head to L&D. Yet again, I had made no progress. They gave me something for pain and sent me on my way.

I want a new cervix. This one doesn't work!

I'm really starting to get scared that my cervix won't cooperate and I will have to have a c-section. I really hope that isn't the case but I guess we will see. Thursday is my EDD and I go back to the dr that day so we will see what he says.

How far along?:39w4d
How big is baby?:
Watermelon (19-22in, 7lbs)

Weight gain/loss?: +30.5lbs
Stretch marks?:
I look like I’ve been attacked by a wild animal
Maternity clothes?:
Definitely… and even some of those don’t fit

Sleep?: I have been sleeping much better the last few days

Labor signs: He’s dropping and I’m having contractions but not dilating
Food cravings?: Fruit

Gender?: Still a boy.
Movement?: yes and it hurts
Belly button?:
still in but getting smaller and very flat looking
What are you looking forward to this week?:
hopefully finding out when this baby will come out, if he won’t come on his own


  1. Don't worry too much - they will get that cervix to open! Perhaps the better sleep means your body is gearing up for labor? I sure hope so!

  2. Anything yet?

    Your cervix has worked let's get the fortress to open!