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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

still here

still here and 5 full days of contractions and horrible sleep but my spirits are high.



My appointment this morning (6/23) resulted in a membrane sweep and an optimistic attitude! The membrane sweep didn't hurt me at all. Most women complain that its terrible. Still only 1cm dialated which is to be expected and 70% effaced. The membrane sweep gets the ball rolling in 50% of cases. Usually, the women respond within 48 hours and stuff happens! If not, we have some testing scheduled for Monday morning. They want to do an ultrasound and a non-stress test (measures baby's movements and my contractions from what I understand). If everything is good, they want to schedule an induction. If baby is stressed, they'll do it on the spot. I really don't want that but their hopes were high that I would respond to the membrane sweep! So, here's hoping for getting this kid out soon!! My doc even went so far as to say she really was feeling they wouldn't need to interfere; that this would all go on its own!

Plus, I was dreading how much weight I was going to have gained since I gained so much inbetween my last two appointments. I actually lost a pound so this pregnancy is going to round out at a total of 23 lbs gained and held by the end! I feel so bad for those women who tell me they gained 70 or even once I heard 110 lbs. I don't even understand how thats possible but I'm grateful either way!

So, proactive motions! Membrane sweep this morning, mexican for lunch, chinese for dinner, long walk with dogs, pineapple thrown in there somewhere and I'll try to do the stairs for a little while. Anything to get this going! I'll post if something happens!! Keep checking in!



christinesadler June 23, 2010 at 4:21 PM  

thats my sister in law love ya sis
your gona makeone good mommy

Anonymous June 23, 2010 at 8:57 PM  

Sex works, sometimes... I am sure Greg wouldnt mind helping... just to help you out of course...

clea June 24, 2010 at 1:29 AM  

I,m rooting for the chinese!!

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I'm a new wife and an even newer mom. I have a secret dream to be super-mom. I love to craft, cook, dance and fill my life with as many adventures as possible. I'm slightly crunchy granola but enjoy a good steak. I'm right brained and type B (with some type A tendencies). I thrive best when I get to use my creative juices. I dabble in photography and party planning. I play piano and have a dream to learn the cello. I want to make the most of this one, short life I find myself living.

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