Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baby Update

We had another appointment today and I was really surprised with how fast my doctor wanted to get everything going! She came in and right away asked if I wanted her to strip my membranes. Besides not really knowing what that meant, it also sounds really gross so I asked what she was talking about. She explained it (it's basically detaching the 'sack of waters' away from the uterus so it brings labor on faster.) and I told her I wasn't sure. She said "Well, do you want to have your baby today or tomorrow?" Of course I thought about my last post where I was like-I REALLY want her to come on the 16!!! But when it could REALLY happen...I got really scared and told her I didn't know. I was really thinking about my mom coming up (Not until Nov 1) and I don't really want the baby to already be a few weeks old by then. I want her to be closer to brand new. So, because I took too long to think all this out, she stripped the partially. It didn't feel good.

Final outcome...The baby could come ANYTIME now. I'm dilated to a 3 and 60% effaced. (Apparently last week I was 50% effaced but the dr never told me that...Oh well) We have another appointment next Tuesday where she will fully strip my membranes...Unless, of course, the baby is already here. Which she kinda made me feel like will be the case. We'll see!

Embarrassing story... The dr told us she could feel the baby's head. I got super excited and asked, "Can you feel any hair?!?!" She was like....No....because the baby is in a bag. Then she and Cody (lovingly) laughed at me. A lot. :)
Oh well. I was excited she might have hair!

Now I'm just sitting around (my feet have become super super swollen since like yesterday...don't really know why), eating oreo's and getting ready to be a mom! I got a pedicure yesterday, so I'm all set there! Maybe I'll take a bath. Ahhhh that sounds relaxing. I'm all about this having a baby stuff :)

11 comments:

Bekah said...

Hang in there Momma - She'll come when it's time. Don't let the dr. rush you for any reason. (Well, unless the reason is your / baby's health).
Enjoy your last moments being pregnant, you'll miss it.
Be sure to post pictures asap when she arrives. (Chloe right?)

RussellsRoost said...

Yeah, it is still 10 days before your due date right? And just so you know, my dr. striped my membranes 3 weeks in a row and nothing happened. I just stayed at 3cm forever. So don't get to excited. It still might be a while and the time goes by so slow when you think that today is the day. But you never know..??? The baby will come when it is ready. Almost everyone that I talked to had their baby really soon after getting their membranes stripped, so I am excited for you guys. Keep us posted!

amy&andrew said...

Aww, I'm excited for you! Brings back a lot of memories even tho our situations are completely different. I knew when I was gonna have Ashlyn cuz I was induced...and I had no desire to go natural...so that's something different as well! Good luck tho, I wanna hear all about it.

Ainsley Anderson said...

So I guess I missed something at work today. I came back from lunch and the buzz was you were in labor and going to have your baby tonight! I was freaking out but I later found out it was just according to Cheryl. We starting betting on the baby, so please try to not go to the hospital before 2am.

Buscando la Luz said...

She (partially) stripped them without your permission? That ticks me off. Especially when you still have ten days until your due date. Grrr. Doctors! Sorry... I'll stop now.

Good luck!! Sounds like you're moving along great!

Day said...

With BOTH Whitney and Ryan I had my membranes stripped 3 weeks in a row and nothing! until the 3rd time w/ ryan he came the next day, but he was also 4 days past the due date!!! So you just never know...there are those individuals that go right into labor, but then there's people like me who have learned, the baby comes when the baby is ready to come! Best luck w/ everything! p.s...did you get my email?

April said...

good thing you got that pedi - she's coming for sure now! Good luck - you'll do great!

Patti said...

Good luck! Glad you got your glider. It's so nice to sit and rock (or glide) with a precious little baby. I'll be waiting for the official phone call- I'm sure your mom will let me know :-)

Seth and Katie said...

YAY! I can’t wait! I'm still waiting for that phone call (remember, even if it’s in the middle of the night!). I'm already bugging Seth to take us up there for a visit- I cant wait to see her. I am excited that Cody got you that rocking chair. Everyone needs a glider!

denny said...

Please call me when you have your baby.
Bishop Fillmore

Matt and Jo said...

My sister painted my toe-nails for me when I was close to my due date...and I was so glad. If you're going to bear yourself to the world it's nice to have something look good! Oh yeah...and I'm excited to see pics of that beautiful baby!

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