Thursday, April 1, 2010

Coming Down the Home Stretch

Get it?  The home "stretch?"  Because my body is stretching in ways I never knew were POSSIBLE.  Here's the update as of our visit to the midwife this afternoon:

Dilation: 4-5 cm
Effacement: 90%
Station: 0 (!!!)
Contractions thus far:  ZERO!  Not a single one.

The hospital bags are by the front door.  I have towels in my car and one in my file cabinet at school just in case my water breaks (heaven help those fourth graders)!  We are one tiny day away from Spring Break and I'm praying we make it through tomorrow!  Granted, I could walk around like this for another two weeks, but I probably won't.  I'm basically just waiting for that hormone to kick in and start contractions.    I have a feeling that since the first 4-5 cm of dilation were this easy, the last 5-6 are going to be...ummm.....exciting!  Yeah, that's it.  Exciting.  At least the weather's been nice lately - perfect timing for a spring baby!


krissy said...

wow. I can't wait to hear your story!

Meredith said...

You're KILLING ME! I am soooo excited and happy for you! I had to work so hard to get to 4-5 cm that I cannot imagine doing it pain free! I can't wait to hear how it goes! GOOD LUCK, MOMMY!