Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I really thought this baby would be here by now. Today is my official ultrasound due date. Not to say that things are happening, they are. At my appointment yesterday I was informed that I was 3-4 centimeters dilated, 50% effaced and some other stuff that is good. I've been crampy for about two weeks. My midwife had also told me that she would do a sweep if I hadn't had the baby by yesterday. So after she determined all the aforementioned stuff in her examination she then proceeded to do 'the sweep'. It was uncomfortable but since I seem to be able to tolerate things like turning my ankle around completely backwards it really wasn't so bad. Unfortunately, it's looking like I'll be going back for another 'sweep' today. She really wants to get this party started. Which is okay with me I guess.

To be honest I am starting to get a bit restless and paranoid. I was up this morning at 4:30 sitting in the bathroom, poking at my belly trying to get the baby to move. It must have been sleeping or something because it just refused to do anything. So I went back to bed and waited to feel it move. Which it eventually did. I don't know what my problem was. Delirious maybe?

So I continue to wait. And Miss A is sitting at the table doing a craft. Want to know what it is? She is making a 'puppet' out of a disposable breastpad that she found. I guess the way it folded in half made her think of a puppet. Humorous if nothing else.


Elicia said...

Sorry to hear you are still waiting for the baby to make it's appearance. Ethan came on his due date and I totally expect this one to as well, I don't know what I'll do if I have to wait! LOL

I remember being totally paranoid when Ethan wasn't moving as well. I actually went to the hospital once a few weeks before my due date because I hadn't felt him move for awhile. I had tried everything! The little bugger started moving while I was driving to the hospital! I still went in for monitoring anyways, the nurses were very nice and if they thought I was crazy they kept it to themselves.

I'm thinking about you and sending labour vibes your way!

Oh, and the breast pad hand puppet is WAY funny!!

beth - total mom haircut said...

Hmmm...I thought this would be an announcement as well. I'm sure it will be soon. Don't fret. Go make a puppet:)

Elicia said...

PS I think you're having a boy and he will be 8lbs 4 oz :0)

Katie said...

It's probably a boy...just taunting you!!!

Dawnyel said...

Those last few days are ALWAYS killer! :P I hope your new baby arrives soon, and with as little pain to mama as possible! :D

Jenn said...

Love the puppet idea! What a great imagination.
I'm so excited to hear about your baby's arrival. I pray all goes smoothly and quickly!

bon said...

Ohhhh you poor, sweet thing!

I am hoping that you are laboring, or better... DONE as I type this comment. C'mooooooon BABY!