Thursday, November 4, 2010

A little progress and if I could be selfish for a bit...

I went today for my 37 week check-up and I am 1cm dilated!  And 50% effaced, and the doctor said thinning quickly, whatever that means.  I am trying not to get my hopes up with the 1cm, I was 2cm for over 3 weeks with Molly before my water ever broke.  But I look at it this way...1cm down-9 more to go!  Since coming home from the doctor I have been having contractions...probably nothing that will do anything, but hey, anything helps the progress!

Now if I could be selfish for a little bit...I am sure this wonderful baby named Lucy will not do any of this but I have been trying to convince her of this...if I could pick her birthday, heck, I will give her 2 options for her birthday...both of these are way before my due date, buy hey-a girl can dream!

1st option-This Sunday, November 7th...on this day many, many moons ago, in a land known as 1999, Lucy's daddy and I made our dating relationship "official."  We went on our first date in August of 1999, and then continued to go on dates until November, but never made anything official.  Once we did on the 7th, we have never looked back since.  We never broke up in all our years of dating, and I love Eric more every single day.  Even looking at his picture makes me get butterflies in my stomach and feel like I am 15 all over again.  Okay, I know, I could go on but I won't...so the Nov. 7 would be a good day

2nd option-November 11th...this is my brother's birthday.  Andy would be 35 next Thursday.  Which seems odd to me!  I know that we would be best friends if he was still here today, and I would probably call him every day, probably 10 times a day, and he would always be patient and kind towards me, the way big brothers are with little sisters.  I would love nothing more than for Lucy to share the same birthday as my brother, Andy.  It would seem so fitting and just plain wonderful!

I keep trying to give Lucy these little pep talks, but I am sure just like her big sister, Molly, she will do whatever she wants to when it comes to being born.  And more than that, she will come when God has planned for her to come, but the 7th or the 11th sound like really good days to me.  Hey, like I said, I am at least giving her options!

15 comments:

Kristin said...

Go Kate!!! Both of those dates sound so special....that would be really neat!! I am so excited! I can't wait until Miss Lucy gets here!!! Yay!

Jules said...

Well I sure hope she listens to you at one of your little pep talks....I doubt it though.

{:miss v:} said...

Sounds good to me! I kinda had the same thing when Evan was about to be born. His due date was June 12 and I thought it would be so cool if he arrived on the 11th because in my husband's family everyone either has their birthday on the 22nd or the 11th of a month. My husbands is July 22 and mine is Sept. 11. Well, I was induced three weeks early on May 23 which just so happened to be my husband and my 11 year dating anniversary too! haha! Well he arrived on May 24th at 2:05 am...a little late but worth every second!

Alison said...

So cute!! Hope she picks one of those special days to make her appearance! :)

HappyascanB said...

Ooooooh, so very fun! She could always be born on Monday, the 8th. That's my bday! :)

Hang in there!!

Lauren said...

I vote for November 11th!! That was the day I was baptized - so it's a perfect day for new life!! :):)

Becca said...

Glad your check up went well and that your making some progress! I sure do hope that little Lucy is listening to you during those pep talks. I know that it would be very special for you!

Nicole said...

I hope for the 11th! That would be unbelievable. Good luck with your labor! I can't wait to see her.

Veronica said...

Even one cm is progress. Yay, Kate! I'm getting so excited for you and can't wait to see your sweet girl's little face!

April said...

YOu look great! A smile at 37 weeks is always a good look for a pregnant mama :) I love the hat from Veronica - it's actually identical to the one I made Jaelyn for her stay in the hospital - same colors, same style :) so adorable! Hang in there, only a little further to go!

Bethany said...

Yay for progress! Also, my son was born a year ago on November 11 (so it's a GREAT day!) AND that is the day my husband and I officially started dating way back in high school! So I totally understand! :)

And I know what you mean about the pep talks, I still have a few more weeks, but I've been telling my daughter anytime between Nov. 28-Dec. 1. No real reason, except that I would like to make it through Thanksgiving. :)

Can't wait to see when Lucy makes her entrance!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

I love the dates you chose, and the beautiful reasons behind them. Praying for you as you wait to meet your Lucy-girl, sweet friend.

Love to you!

Steph T. said...

So I am guessing Lucy didn't come today...so that leaves the 11th now huh? Let me know when she comes! Can't wait!! Praying for ya!
Blessings,

Holly said...

Oh I really hope she comes on the 11th!!

Amanda said...

Getting so close! Looking forward to some baby pics!!
Amanda