Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Yet Another Pregnancy Update

Still pregnant. Still on bed rest.

That's the basics. Feel free to stop reading now. :)

Still here? Then I'll add that the baby is still stubborn about the non-stress tests, so they take forever. But once he finally cooperates, everything checks out okay.

As of today, I was about 4 cm dilated and 50% effaced. Hey, according to most guidelines, that's how far you have to progress before you get your epidural! I guess I can request mine any time now. ;)

The doc was actually quite surprised to see that much progress, given the fact that I've been on bed rest (and I've been good and followed orders, too!). She gave instructions that if I think I'm truly in labor and especially if my water breaks, we are supposed to head for the hospital and call her on the way.

She also scheduled an induction for November 21 (a week prior to my due date). But didn't act any too convinced that I would still be pregnant by that date. So now we're just in the waiting game. Could be any day now... but at least it won't be more than 2 1/2 weeks.


Amy said...

I'm thinking you're really close!! Hang in there. It'll be here before you know it.

Katie said...

Good luck getting that epidural!! Great news that you are so close to your due date-- I hope you have a healthy baby soon!

Pam said...

I was 4cm and 50% at my 36 week appointment last week and am the same this week as well. I hope it is not much longer for you as I would think bed rest pretty much sucks.

taradon said...

It's a race, Pam! Which of us will make it to the finish line (a.k.a. L&D) first? ;)

Melissa said...

It's on the horizon! Good luck with the end, can't wait for the full report/name/pics once it's all said and done and he has arrived!