Monday, September 22, 2008

Baby Watch 2008

Well, it has officially begun. I am 2 days away from being full-term and this little guy could be here any day now. Or he could wait until October 15 and then I will have to be induced due to my gestational diabetes.

I am already getting phone calls, and the guys at work were surprised to see me this morning!! Golly! I still have 3 weeks!! Or that is what I keep naively telling myself.

Last week, my doctor said that I was 1cm, and 50% effaced. That is like reading braille to some of you, I am sure. Basically, what it means is that things are progressing "down there." What it doesn't mean is that this baby could come any day now. I could walk around like this for weeks, or my water could break right.this.second. It really means nothing. In the scheme of things, it was important for me to know my progress so that if the induction date is necessary, I will know if I am a good candidate or not. Right now, I am already a good candidate. But, there will be no induction until October 15!! Dr. K assured me of that.

A small part of me wants this little boy to wait just a little longer. I feel like I have so many loose ends to tie up at work, and I would love to get October closed out before I go on my maternity leave. On the other hand, a very large HAND, I want this kid out of me NOW. It's painful to say the very least, and well after 9 months of waiting, we want to meet this little boy!! I think this is the toughest part so far. The unknown is hard to take, as is the "when will he make his debut??" part of the equation.

For now, we wait.

I have another appointment on Thursday at which point I will continue to update here. In the meantime, you can ramp up those thoughts and prayers!! We will need them, whether it be now, or very soon!!

6 comments:

Amanda said...

I say you get an induction for October 19!

Karrie said...

Thinking about you!

Kerri said...

Thinking of you and wishing you well.

AmyinMotown said...

Ugh, the end is tough! I had a big comment typed out for you on your post a while ago about feeling so blue out of nowhere --and my computer ate it. Anyway, I was going to be all reassuring and tell you I went through this too, and it's totally normal. I actually checked my blog and sure enough I was seven months with my daughter when I had an enormous attack of the weepies. I think the end isn't so emotionally hard but it's physically difficult -- when that baby comes out you'll be all "no WONDER I was miserable!" And I remember feeling very unsettled about "the unknown" too, both times but certainly more with my first.

I'm hoping little Mr. Man makes his appearance exactly when you want him to, and all goes well and fast and painlessly!

Christina said...

You are so me wanting to be able to tie up the loose ends at work..

The Loucks Family said...

It's so incredibly exciting, the last few weeks, isn't it!? Wishing you the best....

Great new picture, enjoy your belly, I promise you will miss it when it is gone....