Monday, October 6, 2008

Still Here, Still Pregnant

Okay, so that wasn't exactly what I was hoping the title to my next post would be, but at my appointment today there were more signs of progress. I'm now 2-3 cm dilated, 80% effaced, and her head is in a much better position than it was on Friday. I saw the on call doctor today (Dr. W), and she went ahead and stripped my membranes again...if pain is any indicator she was much more thorough with that than Dr. C was last week. I've been having mild contractions about 10 minutes apart since about 2am, and immediately following the appointment they got much stronger. Dr. W said she thought I probably would not make it to my next appointment on Thursday.

What welcome news after a frustrating weekend of contractions that came and went. I've definitely been getting quite testy, as anybody who has called me for an update on whether or not I'd had the baby could attest!

So hopefully this really will be my last post before Jillian is born. My sister or hubby will be sure to update you guys!

21 comments:

Amanda said...

I wish you a nice productive trip to labor and delivery tonight! :-)

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Hang in there! Keeping everything crossed that you are on your way to the hospital within the next 24 hours! ((HUGS))

C said...

I've been stalking you all day for updates! I'm glad to hear things are picking up the pace now. Could be any time... !!!

Jaime said...

FYI, I got a call from Jeramy that they are going to head to the hospital fairly soon. Contractions are 3-5 minutes apart!

Very-soon-to-be Auntie Jaime :)

JamieD said...

Hang in there! Jillian will be here before you know it. I'll be stalking for good news!

s.e. said...

I am so excited for you...sending a fast and easy delivery wishes to your labor room!

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Yeah for the update comment about the trip to L&D! Cannot wait for the next post!

Jennifer said...

yay for the update from Auntie Jaime!
can't wait to hear the good news and see that lil girl finally!

kcmarie122 said...

I'll be praying for you!!!!!

Wishing you a happy, pain-free (yeah right...I know) delivery and a gorgeous healthy baby girl!!

By the way, we are expecting pictures right away!

nancy said...

Good Luck Missy!!!! You are really lucky to go slowly with your dilation. With each of my 2 deliveries, I went into labor at no more than 1cm and it sucked. Every little bit will help when the time comes. I bet you'll have a nice quick "active" labor.

nancy said...

ooo - i saw the update in the comments a few hours ago. I can't wait to here more!

Jeramy (the DH) said...

Jen and I got to the hospital at 6pm. She was only dilated to 3.5cm, and having contractions every 2-5 minutes. The hospital sent us home at 10pm, and told us we would probably be back in the morning. Jen has been having strong contractions, and is a little upset with the nurses who don't seem concerned about her pain level. Maybe tomorrow will go better than today.

Shelby said...

Best of luck today!! Thanks for the update Jeramy. Can't wait to hear about the arrival of Jillian!

Kelly said...

Oh, I really thought you would have gone this last weekend. Apparently you must be a very good host! I hope the membrane stripping (again!!) gets things rolling! I can't wait to hear the good news. Come on Jillian!!!

Oh, I just read the updates from Auntie and Jeramy...hang in there hun! She's going to be here soon:) ((hugs))

Barb said...

Holy Man! My Bday is today. That would be more than awesome if you delivered today. :) (the 7th)

Jen said...

I'm thrilled to hear things are progressing! I can't wait to hear the good news!

Jewels said...

Oh I'm so excited, I hope she's her now. ((I'm Dancin around))

Jaime said...

Just heard from Jeramy that they are back at the hospital and her cervix is thinned out and dialated 4-5 cm. He is going to call me when they get moved to a different room. I'll try to keep everyone updated as I am just sitting at work waaaay too excited :)

Jewels said...

Thank you so much Jaime, you have no idea how much this means to us that you are keeping us updated =D ~kiss~

nancy said...

Yes, thank you Jaime for keeping us updated! :)

Barry said...

Babies...they have their own agendas. Can't wait to hear!