Tuesday, January 20, 2009

dropped!



I can't figure out why this baby isn't here yet. I've been dilated to 3 cm for more than a week, and the doctor keeps telling me I have a "favorable cervix." Every day I have more Braxton Hicks contractions. And the baby has definitely dropped. See above for evidence (and compare to a week ago!)

I know I've said this before, but my emotions really do vascillate between peace and anxiety these days. I know that the baby will come when it's ready. I know that this is not my event to plan. (Which is part of the reason I'm slightly uncomfortable with the idea of being induced, which will happen this coming Sunday if there's no baby before then.) I know I need to be patient and let whatever happens happen without fretting about it. But I'm ready, we're ready!

I was really hoping to give birth on this historic day. How amazing would that have been? I suppose there are still a few hours left in the day, though by this time I'd rather just have a good night's sleep and start laboring tomorrow morning. Let's all hope.

5 comments:

willikat said...

Eeee! Your baby will be born in an era where a black man will have led our country. How COOL is that??? It's a whole new reality.

em said...

I think you have exactly the right attitude! I think you are right on about the induction, too. Hopefully it won't come to that!!! The baby is just so comfy right now...she/he'll come out when ready, I just know it! :) Like I said before...good luck and have fun! :)

kimberly said...

Yay, that he/she dropped! Sounds like your little one is on the right track. Good luck. I'm praying they make their appearance before the weekend!

Kristin said...

I don't have any wise words to share, just wanted to say that I'm thinking about all three of you involved in this adventure, and good luck!

Joshua said...

Congrats on the Baby! 2:36 huh? isn't that the same 3 digit prefix for Grinnell?! Party.