Tuesday, August 26, 2008

37 week update

Since my life is revolving around the baby coming....(oh, and not to mention the start of school on the 2nd, Preschool on the 9th, soccer yesterday, dance next week, and tax season)....here is an update:

4 cm dilated
75% effaced

And, NOT in labor! I hung around 4cm with Addy for about 2 weeks. I didn't go into labor on my own with either Addy or Carson despite being dilated..so I am not expecting an early delivery....but at least I am getting some of the work done before I am in major pain. Although, this last week --- more heartburn, more cramping, more contractions, and less and less sleep. It has been a steep increase in the uncomfortable department....must be a "you are 9 months pregnant" thing. I am trying to enjoy the quiet moments at home when my two, independent children are asleep or content playing on their own. Having a newborn is going to be like living in a whole new world. It is actually hard to anticipate all the change about to happen. But, I can't wait...can't wait for the delivery, the kids seeing the baby for the first time, my mom coming to take care of me, the smell of a newborn, the cuddling. My doctor said she'd set an induction date if I make it to my appointment next week. We don't want this baby falling out at home.

4 comments:

Becca, Bryce, Ty and Caden 5:09 PM  

We are counting down the days with you!! Hurry up baby boy!!

The Mendes Family 6:21 PM  

Rochelle, I'm so excited for your new arrival, hang in there!

Amyhop 11:58 AM  

Pettingill family...CONGRATULATIONS!!! I was wasting time on the internet today and found this blog through Nate and Christy's blog. It's so fun to be a voyeur in your life, I hope all goes well with the new little peanut!

A Work In Progress.. 12:14 PM  

Oh my Rochelle! Wow! You are so close, how exciting! I just can't get over 4cm dialated!!!!

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