Monday, March 2, 2009

Labor???

Right now I am sitting at home... halfway watching The Bachelor... thankful that Luke went to bed fairly well and wondering if I am going into labor tonite! Yikes! JW hobbled his way up the hill to go to his class in Elkhart. He should be home in about an hour. We don't have his surgery approved yet by the workman's comp. insurance so that is still an unknown. I went to the doctor this afternoon and he said I was 1 cm dilated, 50% effaced, and the baby's head is at -1 station (+4 means it's out!). So then without telling me he did something called "stripping the membranes" which I don't really know what that means but I had heard it's painful and is supposed to start labor soon. He said "if the baby's ready" it may start soon. I wasn't planning on having this done but I'm glad he did it without asking me or warning me! My blood pressure was the same as last week 124/86 so he said not any worse but not any better. So I think that is why they want to encourage labor along. Since coming home I have had cramping (which I guess is what contractions are SUPPOSED to feel like- I never quite had that with Luke since it was all in my back) and so that is happening off and on. I think you can go to the hospital if contractions are 5 minutes apart and lasting 1 full minute with the same or worse intensity. Hmmmm so I am just wondering what will happen the rest of the evening as I wait for DeAnna to show up on The Bachelor and ruin it!!! I am hoping we can at least get a good night's sleep tonite but at this point I am not sure what will happen! We will keep you all posted!

1 comments:

Kristy Brown on March 2, 2009 at 8:55 PM said...

how exciting! I can't wait for an update!!!

 

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