Hey there folks!
Just wanted to update you on the latest news. I don't want to get anyone unduly excited here, but I went into my appointment today and they measured me at 2 to 3 centimeters dilated and 50 percent effaced. So, that means that the contractions that I was having last night were actually causing some dilation and effacing because Thursday I was not effaced at all and I was only one centimeter dilated.
Also, my abdomen measured 39 centimeters consistent with how far along I am. She was able to move the baby's head up, so he's not completely settled into position. She guessed that he was seven pounds.
I've continued to have contractions today, much more than usual...much more compared to maybe having a half a dozen in one day. I've probably already had a dozen or more short ones.
But the contractions are short and irregular. And, to me, they don't hurt that much. I don't consider going into the hospital until they are regular and the pain reaches a point of seemingly feeling "unbearable".
But I've decided to pack everyone up, and have called my mom to see where she's at.
Just in case.
Oh, and tonight I think we may fix french toast, or pancakes and eggs, bacon and OJ. For the last four births...I kid you not...that was my last meal that I would eat before going into the hospital. Ha, ha.
Of course, I would throw it all up after I got there...but it sure tasted good going in.
And if this baby doesn't come by tonight, I will hit the gym again and even get in some kind of bouncy cardio since my leg work-out last night caused an increase in contractions.