"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Thursday, January 28, 2010

ready, set....

yesterday dr. N told me i'm 80% effaced and 3cm dilated.
last week i was 50% and 1 1/2 cm.
i was shocked at my progress, seeing as i never made any progress with brennan.
in fact, by now with brennan i already had my epidural.
as i drove home from the hospital i thought,
"i hope my water just breaks. timing contractions is too complicated for me."
i never packed a bag ahead of time with brennan.
i was convinced he was never going to come out.
i still think he'd be in there if dr. N hadn't induced me.
imagine what THAT would look like!
so i'm feeling anxious now.
i ran around my house making lists last night.
i packed a bag.
not really with anything for me.
just with binkies, boppy, booties, hooter hider.
stuff like that.
had sean get the car seat put together.
we're missing the infant head thing...
i think it's in the stroller at bree's...
thinking all of these things would make me less anxious.
no. they just riled me up even more.
i realized my little plan for induction may not work out.
although i think it would be good for me.
to not have my plan work out.
i keep thinking that it would be a funny joke to wake sean up in the middle of the night and tell him my water broke.
but i don't, b/c i think it would be more mean than funny.
at least to him.
and then if it really did happen he might not believe me, and it wouldn't be as fun.
so now it's back to waiting.
and feeling proud of my little body.
it's actually going to do this!
and i took a new picture.
just in case i don't make it to next monday's shot.


Lauren said...

yea!! you are almost there!!!! im so excited for you!!

Brooke said...

very exciting Em! hope all goes just perfect when the time comes!

Tiffany said...

Good for you!! Hope she comes quickly for ya!;)

Katie said...

Exciting! I am have been checking in every day to see if there is any news. My Dr. always said that we had inductions scheduled, the baby would came earlier than the induction. They never go according to our plans, but you seem like you are handling it well!

Sue said...

Seriously, I am getting SO excited! Can't wait to hear the good news...however it happens.


Meghan said...

Wow, so exciting! Good luck :o)

This is inspiring because up until a little while ago I thought you had to go ALL 40 weeks, and any earlier was a bad thing. Yay for 37 weeks!

Emmy said...

Yeah!! So excited for you... any day now.

The Gist Family said...

Yay Emily!!! Good luck, and remember to breath!!!

B is the cutest ever, so I am just WAY excited to see how cute of a girl baby you will have!!!


beck said...

Yea for progress!!! Hopefully it keeps up! I was 70% effaced and dilated to 2cm at 37 weeks and stopped progressing. Funny how it usually doesn't go according to plan. I guess you can plan for it to not go according to plan! I thought I did that by not setting my mind on an epidural and just going with the flow as far as pain management, but I didn't even consider having to be induced before my due date due to my blood pressure. Its got to be so thrilling to be packing your bags! Better get B's haircut otherwise it probably won't get done for a couple of months! haha. You look great! Can't have your little girl before your toes get done though. Gasp!

Levi and Katie Hansen said...

Woohoo! Good luck!

Fiauna said...

Wahoo! Progress!!!

Amy said...

Ugh, my least favorite part of the pregnancy, the waiting. I hope you do better than I did with patience. I called my midwife over every little pain. But I am a wimp. Good luck! I hope you have a baby over the weekend. Break some water! (Like "break a leg, only you are pregnant)

Gilbert Family said...

i just got really excited for you!!! yay for progress!!! good luck no matter how she comes! as long as she gets here safe and helthy (and quick)

Tiff said...

So exciting Em & Sean! Your prego belly is sooo cute! I'm sure not to you but, you look great, you sound great and absolutely happy! I can't wait to meet this little girly! Good luck and I'm sure you'll keep us all posted! ;-)

Jess said...

Pink gushy gurgly babies, life doesn't get better than that! especially when she has a million bazillion obscenely large bows and flowers to go on top of the pink gurgly baby head (the fountain of youth you know)

Synergy Girl said...

I'm roootin' for the water breaking thing!! My water broke with half my kids...like...GUSH broke....so here's hoping...I never however dialated more than 1.5 cm though...GO YOU!! And finally...you are STILL TINY!!! No way....