i’m still doing the countdown, even tho we think josiah might show up sooner than the 16th. LOL. gives me a goal, rather than not knowing when it will be!
nothing much has changed, other than the fact i can still barely walk, and there is lots of pressure down there. this morning i thought my water might break, but it was just pee. lol.
i was looking back at jeremiah’s birth story and what led UP TO the actual birth story (those of you who were around then remember the merry-go-round of delight that weekend was!), and i’ll link you so you can read it all too: http://www.blessedmama.com/index.php?q=node/355 , http://www.blessedmama.com/index.php?q=node/356 , http://www.blessedmama.com/index.php?q=node/357 , http://www.blessedmama.com/index.php?q=node/358 , http://www.blessedmama.com/index.php?q=node/359 , http://www.blessedmama.com/index.php?q=node/361
but the gist of it – when i first went to the hospital, i was at 2cm and 80% effaced. same thing the second time i went to the hospital. when i went the third and final time, i was at 4cm and still 80% effaced.
so honestly, hearing that makes me less excited, because i remember how long i stayed in one place. sigh. this time i will NOT be coming back from the hospital once we decide i’m in labor. they will probably put me on pitocin if i’m not far enough along already. i plan to take a very hot bath this morning, to see if that does anything, but other than that (and maybe sex if i feel up to it, but it’s doubtful!) i am not doing anything special to try to hurry things along.
i am still updating every day until the big day (unless i’m in the hospital – duh) and the plan was to call cheryl so she could update when he’s born. but if josiah comes early and comes during her surgery, that can’t exactly work. i want to ask jen if i can call her but i haven’t even seen her online in a few days. so i really need someone else as a contact person, who would be able to figure this blog out and be able to update it. we live a little farther away than we did before, so i don’t want jerry to have to come and do it if someone else can. (of course he was really excited about doing it for jeremiah, so he might want to do it again! i’ll have to ask him.)
i am sad to say my doula will not be with us this time. 🙁 it will be soooo different!!! but i’m hoping my sister in law can be there! that will be fun. 😀 ok like birth is FUN. haha.
ok that’s all for now.
ETA: i am going to have my friend amanda post for me if cheryl is in surgery. amanda lives very close to me, so she is the best choice. 😉 thanks amanda!