Wednesday, March 11, 2009

the p word*

I'm not going to jinx myself by using a certain term, but I will share the following:

1. Internal exam today at my doctor's appointment. I am "a good 2 cm dilated" and "thinning." I made my next appointment for Monday but she said she truly didn't expect us to make it that long and her guess would actually be that we'll have a baby by the weekend.

2. Spotting and signs of losing my MP (I'm sorry, I just can't use that term either) this morning, both of which increased after today's internal.

3. I had about an hour of very strong, very regular contractions (every 8 minutes) during the night last night, but they gradually tapered off into the early morning and were nearly gone altogether by my appointment today. As of this afternoon and evening, the strong ones seem to be back in town. I haven't had a chance to time them yet but my sense is that they are currently about 10-15 minutes apart. I hope I'm able to get some sleep tonight.

And that's all. As I said, trying not to jinx myself here. I'll post more as soon as there is more to post. In the meantime, thank you SO much for all of your comments. Knowing all of you are out there cheering us along helps a lot, cheesy though that sounds.

*In case you can't figure out where I'm going here, the word starts with a p and rhymes with shmogress and I'm refusing to claim it because I'm tired of prematurely declaring things underway. :-)

13 comments:

Inlocoparentis said...

I can't wait to meet you, baby!

motherwilling said...

That all sounds great. I hope you can get some rest tonight.

tireegal68 said...

okay - I am a complete ditz but beyond "pregnancy" I can't figure out what the p word is - when it actually happens and you don't feel you might be jinxing please say it out loud, ok?
Okay - maybe I have figured it out now. SO excited for you - I hope you get a great night's sleep because it sounds like you are going to be really busy soon for a while!
Rooting for a great labor experience for you, M and the LO - can't wait to find out which team you are on. Shall we lay bets? I am guessing team pink!
hip hip hooray for K!

wishinghopingpraying said...

I am so excited for you. Come out little one, the whole of blogland is waiting to meet you, oh,and your mommies too :-)

veeandjay said...

Ooh - race you to the finish line! What is it with nightly contractions that disappear at sun-up? Don't they know we need our sleep? Pah.

anofferingoflove said...

horray for a baby by the weekend! i'm so excited for ya'll!

Lizzie said...

thinking of you & wishing you progress!!

Laurie said...

oooh I'm so E about your P! :)

bleu said...

Sending lots of love. O know how hard it is mentally right now but it will end and be well worth every moment. Much much love.

dreamsandfalsealarms said...

How about "moving along"?
How exciting!

Gia said...

HEEE WHOOO HEEE WHOOO...I'm being your virtual Douala :-)

Meegs said...

Good luck hun. Hopefully that baby makes its apperance soon!

Have you been eating spicy stuff? Playing with your nips? (Sorry, so inapprop... right?! Lol.) Walking all over the place? Bouncing lightly on a workout ball?

Out baby out!! :-)

thiswillbe said...

Oooo, so exciting!