Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Quote of the Week

"Meghan! They look like they belong to another person!" This in response to showing my doctor my swollen hands, ankles and feet at my 9 month check up this afternoon.

It has been quite a whirlwind since our last post. When I was at my doc appointment last week Wednesday, it was confirmed that I was having contractions and was dialated already to 1 cm. This lead us into the immediate tailspin of trying to complete all our last minute to-do items and into a frenzy of excitement. Sunday, when my contractions started getting really close together, we called the doc and headed over to the hospital. After spending 5 hours there and no change they sent us home. We were sad but glad that the baby was doing really well and would still have some time to gain some more weight. The nurse at the hospital told us that when I "really hated Chris during my contractions" that we would know it was "almost time" for the baby to arrive. We laughed. Nice analogy by the nursing staff.

We both went to work this week feeling anxious, tired and wondering when this kid is going to show itself. With another appointment scheduled for today, we looked forward to hopefully finding out that something had changed to indicate progress. And it happened! I am now 3 cm dialated and my doc took me off of work. While it is not quite a predictor of when Baby D will arrive, it is definitely a sign that he/she is on the way much sooner than later! :)

Now to figure out what to do with all this time off!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sure that you will not have trouble doing that. You and baby will determine that. I am sure that there are several mothers out here who would give you advice and it is all wonderful especially since you have never that this experience before.One of the things is that you could journal your feelings and you are wonderful at that and can save those thoughts for when this precious Baby D is older. I am sure that you will also find that naps are wonderful right now. Pretty soon they will be shorter and hopefully more frequent. What an exciting time for you both. We love you.
Connie

Julia Reynolds :) said...

Ooh, the waiting is certainly stressful! Yet, you don't need stress, so it is good that you don't have to worry anymore about having your water break in front of a bunch of middle school students. YIKES!

Enjoy your last few days as a SOLO couple. Your lives will never be the same. This will make sense once Baby D comes home, since your lives as a couple will now include your little baby who will need to eat, sleep, poop, laugh, etc. It is amazing.

You are in my thoughts!

cyndi & lee said...

What an exciting time! Although I've never experienced what you're going through, I can only imagine that you should use this time to rest and enjoy some quality time with Chris. As Julia said, once Baby D arrives, "your lives will never be the same." What a thought!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and can't wait for the posts to come!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait!! Love you!

-pickles

ms.stark said...

Oh my gosh! Its almost time! I can't believe how fast your pregnancy has come & almost gone! I can't wait to hear the news of Baby D's arrival. Enjoy your time off before the baby arrives...life is about to get even busier! Good luck, you're in my thoughts & prayers.