Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Waiting Game

All right! So I am now 38 weeks along and trying to scheme on how to get this kiddo to pop out just a bit sooner. A week ago at my last doctor's appointment I was told I was a centimeter dilated and half-way effaced and that I could expect her anywhere from one to two weeks from then. Then later that night I lost my mucus-plug... and dont ask me why, but I somehow had a picture in my head previously that it would be some nice neat little cork like thing, but it definitely was not that! It was pretty disgusting! I was told to notify the doctor's office if this happened so I gave them a call and the nurse said that that meant I was closer and could expect our baby girl a little bit sooner! Well that got me all excited! No more of this preggo junk! YAY FOR ME!!! I just can't wait to get to know the little person that has been living and growing within all these months! But guess what... a week later I am still pregnant, still getting up to pee ever hour and a half during the night, still feeling like a total whale while all of my non-pregnant friends on diets and in swimwear go wakeboarding and jet-skiing, hiking and four-wheeling... Then a couple nights ago I started getting regular contractions, about 45 minutes apart, and not painful just extremely uncomfortable. They were ruled to not be braxton hicks (strange name if you ask me), but in fact extremely early labor contractions... but they have not gotten closer together at all and because my water hasn't broken I just get to sit home and wait, and wait, and wait... I am soo over this... Can I please just have my baby, start the first time mommy experience?
All right, enough complaining... I would really just like to get this part over with. I am anxious to meet my baby! I already have everything ready for her to come home! Crib is together, bassinet is ready, carseat installed, diaper bags packed and ready to go, all her clothing is put into the little drawers, bottles and pacifiers are sanitized and in place, diapers stacked, wipes in their containers, it's all organized and ready to go!!! Can you tell? I've been nesting!
I even finally got my dear sweet husband to get all the extra containers of stuff she wont need until she is six months into their little storage areas! So mother nature! I am ready, the baby is to term, I'm sick of what everyone laughingly calls the waiting game.... LET ME GO INTO LABOR PLEASE?!?!

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Oh Courtney! Sending tons of labor dust your way...

The funny thing is once the baby is out you'll think "Why did I want this thing out so urgently? Doc, can you put it back in for awhile longer...I'd like to get some sleep!"

p.s. thanks for visiting me over at momformation today. sending some "virtual" chocolate chip cookies your way!