Beach Ball Indeed…

Week 38

Baby’s Length: 14 to 21 in.

Baby’s Weight: 6.75 lbs.

Baby’s Size: Beach Ball

I was not planning on having to make a Week 38 post! This is a little disappointing…

Saturday was exciting. I started having mild contractions around noon time… They were about 15-16 minutes apart. I didn’t know whether it was real labor or not, but I decided going for a walk would help things along. And it did!

After going for two walks, doing dishes, cleaning my whole house, sorting the laundry, and making a fancy dinner, I was having pretty good contractions that were not comfortable and about 7-9 minutes apart.

By midnight they were only 4 minutes apart, so I decided to call my midwife. Actually Dan made me call her… I still wasn’t convinced that I was really in labor. I mean, I had dilated 1 centimeter (brining me to 3 centimeters) and the contractions were really uncomfortable and they hurt, but I knew they should hurt a lot more. So I called her and told her what was happening.

After 15 minutes on the phone, she told me I should just go to bed and see if I could sleep through the contractions.

I slept through them for the most part… They woke me up 4 or 5 times, but I fell right back to sleep each time. They had spaced out a lot.

Sunday morning, the contractions started again as soon as I woke up and were about 45 minutes apart. I had a lot of cramping and muscle tightness in my lower abdomen and back. My lower back was killing me for hours after I woke up, but got better in the afternoon when I went to my brother’s house to go swimming in his in-ground pool.

My contractions never ended up getting closer together. They just came and went as they pleased with no rhyme or reason. However, I did lose the rest of my mucous plug… Probably from the 1 centimeter of dilation the day before.

After eating dinner at my mom’s house, Dan and I drove back home and watched TV for the rest of the night.

So, as of right now, I’m dilated 3 centimeters and 90-100% effaced. I am getting really impatient. I just want this baby to come OUT!

No 7/7/07 baby… I was disappointed. At least the day was really exciting though!

As of this morning, I’m still getting contractions, though not regular. I’m pretty much just waiting for the contractions to be intense and regular or for my water to break. I’m getting really impatient… I just want this baby out of me!!

One Reply to “Beach Ball Indeed…”

  1. Wow! You have had some progress – I thought something might be happening to me today (feels like premenstrual cramps) but I would have definitely thought I was in labor with the symptoms you had…

    I hope it will be soon for you!

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