Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Today's the DAY...I hope

Tricky little Adalei...she has been tempting us with the thought of her presence for what seems like DAYS. I had a doctor's appointment last Friday and the nurse when ahead and stripped my membranes. From what I read, in about 90% of pregnant women--stripping their membranes sends them into labor within 72 hours. I am part of that 10% who get NOTHING but some slight discomfort.

Sunday proved to be pretty interesting. I had some mild contractions that started 30 minutes apart and quickly moved to 6-7 minutes apart along with bleeding. So Monday morning found us at the doctor's office just to check and see what was going on. I was dilated 4.5 cm....YAY! So they recommended I either stay at home and walk or that I check into the hospital. Neil and I opted to go home and walk. So I did--and contractions picked up a little. On Monday evening, we went to the hospital but I was still just at 5 cm. The doctor on call wanted me to stay and said he'd break my water, see how I progressed and then give me some pitocin. Uh, no thanks. SO, Neil and I decided to come home and wait it out. I did find out this interesting bit of knowledge. I have A+ blood--apparently women with A+ blood tend to have pretty slow "early" labor but really REALLY quick labor once they reach the 6-7cm dilated part. NICE! I'll take that.

But here I sit. Wednesday morning--still waiting it out. I think I have this crazy fear of going to the hospital too quick and giving into getting the meds that I really want to avoid. But the good news...contractions are much closer and much stronger. I believe that today is going to be the day--hopefully even this morning! But we'll see. I'm slowly learning that my sweet little Adalei is going to be stubborn like her mommy and want to do things HER way. Agh, genetics...I LOVE IT!

4 comments:

THE AUTHORS said...

yay yay yay! so excited for you! i'm A+ too, so your comment about blood type made me go hmmmm. anyway, best of luck -- can't wait to hear all about it!

The Caldwells said...

YAY! We are praying for you guys and that little lady. Good for you for saying no to the pitocin. I HATE that stuff. It is the devil and makes not getting the pain meds really difficult. Hope it all goes just the way you are hoping.

Natasha said...

Yay! Praying for you, Neil, and Adalei...

...it's now Wednesday evening and I haven't heard anything...is she here? :)

Anonymous said...

Interesting about the A+ information....I'm A+ too, and my labors were exactly like that. Slow till about 6, then I was pushing within an hour with all four of mine. Hope all is well - I've been thinking about you a bunch lately!

~Kristen