Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Like molasses in the dead of winter
I had my 38th week check-up this afternoon & as much as I hate to say it - not much progress. I've dilated to 2cms, maybe 2.5 if we're being generous. So, nothing too different from last week. The Doctor that I saw (a sub because my OB is on vacation) said that I've thinned out a bit more, but didn't give me specifics & I didn't care to ask. She also seemed to be digging for gold in there when she was checking my progress & I'm certain she dislodged some of my mucous plug (which I know is TMI, but get over it - this is pregnancy. It's not glamorous). So, that may get things moving along, right? Right...

Meanwhile, the painful contractions continue, I feel like garbage - tired & often nauseous (even with zofran still), just over all uncomfortable. Sleeping sucks & every time I try to flip I feel like my pelvis is going to split in half. Carter is still all up in my ribs & contorting into odd positions to where I have to keep my arms raised above my head if I want relief or oxygen - you know, the important things.

Boy, aren't I just rainbows & unicorns over here!


erica said...

I have my 37th week appt next week at the hospital and I hope I'll get an internal (though for some reason, I don't think I will - freakin lazy ass doctors I tell you) because I so desperately want to know if I have started progressing.

I've been feeling nauseous a lot lately too, and I'm totally there with you on the sleeping thing and ESPECIALLY the splitting pelvis thing.

Actually re the TMI bit (it's not TMI btw) I only learned yesterday that when I was 38wks with Kira, the dr I saw did an internal sweep which is actually a natural method of induction, so, of course that dislodged the plug. At 38wks. I had Kira a week later, but at the time, I had no idea what she was doing or why. :\ Could that be what yours did with you?

In any event, I'm checking on you daily, waiting with baited breath and excited for you to have the little guy! (Finally!)

Dawn B said...

Pregnancy is so not full of rainbows and unicorns. Anyone who thinks that has problems. lol
You're almost there!!! And the reward (as you already know well) is sweet. ;)

Erin said...

I hope he comes soon so you can start to feel better!!