Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dropping?

First, doesn't it seem like the pregnancy tickers should continue after your due date? I mean, I'm by no means the only person to pass their due date, and it seems like I should get some credit for it. It should say something like, "Mommy is ready to kick me out, but I really like it in here, and I'm staying!" Don'cha think??

But I digress...

Baby girl was doing some major gymnastics last night, but she seems to have settled down a lot today (to the point where I pulled out the doppler before my appointment just to make sure...) I also think that she may have FINALLY started to "drop." I feel much fuller in my abdomen than I have for the entire pregnancy. In other good news, my cervix has (again, finally) decided to start to open for business. At my ultrasound this morning, it was much shorter, and when the doctor checked me he said that I'm 1-1.5 cm dilated. THANK GOODNESS. She's finally getting the message that she is being evicted. My blood pressure was 126/80, so amazingly enough, we seem to have made it through the whole pregnancy this time with no BP issues. Yay.

The plan is to show up tomorrow morning before 6 am at the hospital and get things moving. I guess there is apparently some minuscule chance that the doctor might deem her "not ready" (i.e. not far enough down and in position) for induction, but I'm focusing on positive thinking and expecting that the next time I post here, it will be to tell you that she has arrived.

5 comments:

Wendy said...

oooOoOoh so exciting!!! Can't wait to 'meet' her and hear her birth story - go cervix go!

Em said...

Good luck! I can't wait for your next post!! :)

...you deserve a medal for making it past your due date-especially in July!

Anonymous said...

Good luck!

I was "overdue" with both.....2weeks and 1 day with my son and 5 days with my daughter.

Kelley

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness!! Yay! Hope she is ready & can't wait to meet her!!! Will be praying everything goes just the way you want!

Stacie said...

Good luck tomorrow. Hopefully baby girl is ready to meet the world, and you won't have to wait any longer.

I am so happy for you!

I'll be thinking of you and your family.

((((((( HUGS )))))))