Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Waiting Game

Our doctor's appointment went well. Ava looks to be doing well. I will be 36 weeks on Thursday but the doctor wants me to continue to take the meds through the weekend. This could mean the baby wouldn't be born until next week. Well that is if the meds continue to do it's job. So far so good. I haven't felt any contractions but I have felt immense pelvic pressure. It hurts to walk, to get up off the couch, or to turn over when I'm in bed. This must mean gravity is working and the baby is moving on down. The doctor predicts I'll go into labor within 24 hours of getting of the meds.

Since the meds have been working I have no reason to believe Ava would make an appearance before Monday. I was kind of looking forward to getting off the meds on Thursday though. That would mean I could meet Ava sooner and end the bedrest. But I understand the doctor is looking out for the baby's best interest. The closer she goes to full term, the better.

I'm starting to believe that Ava might make it to her due date. But who knows what will happen once I stop taking the pills. I am already 3 cm so there is only 7 more to go. I got to the first three fairly quickly so that might mean labor will go by fast? I hope so. I don't want to be in labor forever.

I think my worst fear is not being able to get to the hospital in time. I haven't felt much of my contractions. Even in the hospital I never experienced enough pain to call a nurse or anything. But hopefully I'll know when it's time.

That's the update for now folks! Stay tuned...

1 comment :

  1. I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! I know it probably may not seem like it to you, but I feel like you were only pregnant for 5 minutes!

    Can't wait to hear more good news. :)


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