Tuesday, July 14, 2009

still here...still pregnant!

38 weeks, 5.75 days.
Our doctors appointment went well today!
We learned I am 3 cm dilated and 70% effaced.
Dr. Carlton predicts we will have a baby in the next 2-3 days!
I realize he is not God and doesn't truly know when
Rowan will arrive, but he does see very pregnant women every day!
I hope his prediction is right!

Our bags are packed.
Rowan's bag is packed.
The carseat is in the car.
The "He's here!" goodies I made are complete. (pictures later)
The wreath for the hospital door is finished. (pictures later)
Birth announcement envelopes are addressed.
Birth announcements are picked out. (pictures later)
The camera and video camera batteries are charged.
The iPod has relaxing music loaded on it.

We are READY!

I have had a hard time sleeping for about the last week.
I fixed that last night, and plan to do the same tonight.
I took Benadryl 50 mg, took a hot shower, took a Zantac, and
I slept a whopping 9.5 hours.
It was so good to sleep!
The doctor encouraged me to do the same thing every night until he comes!

At 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. I was woken up by
contractions. I layed there for a few minutes thinking
"Is this it?", "Should I wake him up?", "Should I call the doctor?"...
But, then I drifted off to sleep.
At one point I woke Alan up and told him I was having contractions,
and asked him what I should do... He mumbled,
"if they get stronger and closer together, I'll take you to the hospital".
Well, duh.
The boy is tired, what can I say.
We laughed about it this morning!

Well, it's getting late, it's Benadryl time. Night Night!

I'll keep y'all posted!


Roxanne said...

I am laughing, too, mostly because I can see it all played out in my head!

Praying for you, girl, for some rest now and some movements soon!

Shauna said...

I think he'll be coming in the next 36-48 hours if you don't go into labor today!

I tried to call you back yesterday afternoon...I hated so much that I didn't get to see you! I'll be seeing you in a few days at the hospital! :o)

Love you girl! :o)

steph said...

So glad your biliary track is in good working order :) Love you girl!!

The Leinwetters said...

YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I lost my phone so if you send a text out, send it to Lee (785)550-3014.. Can't wait! I am finishing up your baby gift tomorrow and will send it on its way! I know its hard but cherish these last few days, you will never have it back. Love you!

Elizabeth H. said...

It won't be long!!! Good luck! Cuddle with your husband and enjoy each other these last few days - they're some of the sweetest days as a couple. Can't wait to hear the good news! Get some rest!

S.P.T. said...

Sounds like you're all ready! I'll be praying that things go smoothly & I can't wait to see pictures of you with your sweet little Rowan!