Thursday, November 18, 2010

Looking on the bright side...

At least that is what I am trying to do...look at the bright side.  Miss Lucy is still as snug as a bug.  I am pretty sure the chances of her making her debut without any assistance is as close to impossible as me ever winning the lottery.  Which I would have to play first to win.  I am still 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced.  The doctor stripped my membranes, again today.  I thought Eric was going to lose it.  It's not like he saw anything, but he gets all weird at the doctor's office and what not.  I find it comical, he however, not so much. 

I really was hoping for a little bit more progression, since on Sunday I had contractions for close to 6 hours and lots of back labor, then it all stopped.  What an awful thing for labor to do to you, ha.  So when she didn't come Sunday, I was at least excited to see what all those contractions did to me.  Clearly nothing! 

I am really trying to stay hopeful...I know plenty of you all were the same way, either not dilated or 1 or 2cm and then had your beautiful babies that day or night.  I would love that!  Then I am also trying to stay realistic with my last (well only labor/delivery) and how my body reacted to all of that.  Even with my water breaking I made zero progress on my own and was still induced.  I swear, I just make it too nice in there for these girls! 

I should be thankful for more time, since I still have a to-do list that needs finished before Lucy gets here, and I am taking Molly to "Veggie Tales-Live" on Saturday at a local church here.  I also should do some other things that would benefit getting done now as opposed to later.  But the doctor told me today to take as many naps as possible so I don't get cranky.  Seriously, his words, not mine :)  So I am taking my doctor's orders and taking a nap!

9 comments:

Sarah Robbins said...

Ah, what a bummer! I know you were hoping for different results from your appointment. But she can't stay in there forever! Hope you are feeling okay in these last days. . .

Steph T. said...

Lucy likes the warm tummy!!! Praying for you!!

Kristin said...

Haha!! So you don't get cranky! Clearly he knows nothing about being 9 mos. pregnant, right?!! :D

Ooooh.....maybe Miss Lucy is just waiting to get some turkey and then she'll come out. LOL!

Love ya and I'm praying for you!!!

Julie said...

I'm so sorry Kate. That's good that Lucy is content though. My doctor told me that my kids want out, because they hate their environment. That sure makes me feel good. :(

Has he mentioned a date for induction?

Holly said...

Hey I like your dr's orders! lol Lucy sure does like it in there but then again it's all nice and warm and I prolly wouldnt wanna come out to the cold either! hahaha

I can't wait to hear that she's on her way!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Praying for you as you wait to meet your little one! (I think I might need to take your doctor's advice as well...even though it has nothing to do with pregnancy for me! ;)

Becca said...

She will grace you will her beautiful little presence before you know it! I know it is so tough waiting though! I hope Molly gets better soon!

Tracy: said...

Praying for you and your sweet baby! She'll be in your arms before you know (easy for me to say, huh?) Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

Kari said...

Usually the stripping of the membranes gets things going. It is amazing though how our bodies will work when they're ready. She knows it's cold out, so she wants to hang in the tummy a little longer - right????
Funny about your husband and the doctors office stuff :o)