Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Thirty-nine week visit

Dilated 2cm.
70% effaced

K.B. has dropped a bit, but I'm still carrying pretty high. And K.B. is unfortunately still in a posterior position.

Dr. Rider made the following pronouncement: "A week from Saturday, you will no longer be pregnant." So come hell or high water, I will be a mommy by July 1st (or should I say, "come induction or c-section"...).

The good news is that if she induces me, I can have an epidural at 3 cm.! That really lifted my spirits.

In other news, she's really concerned about the swelling in my hands and wants me to take off the wedding band. You may recall how I feel about that. I explained how I bought the ring specifically so it could be a nice cheap ring that I didn't care if it was cut off. Oh, yeah. I gained five pounds last week! Better be water weight.

In the funniest part of the visit, she suggested that perhaps I have a high pain tolerance. Ha! Her reasoning? I'd already progressed to 2 cm. and 70% effacement without reporting any contractions. Just so we're clear, I do not have a high pain tolerance. I still remember the gallons of Johnson and Johnson's No More Tears Tangle Remover that my parents used to comb my hair when I was little. "Ow, ow, whine, ouch, etc." -- the whole time they tried to brush my hair!

The reason I'm not reporting any contractions is that I'm not having any. The last two nonstress tests showed no contractions. I haven't felt anything that I would call a contraction (based on the way contractions have been described to me). Just some discomfort while standing, walking, or rolling over in bed.

UPDATE: Okay, I decided to look it up, and maybe I am having contractions. Weird ones. What do I know? I'm a newbie.


At 7:48 PM, Blogger Sherri said...

Yipeee!!!!! I'm so excited! I can't believe it's already time for you to have kidney bean, it seems like just yesterday you and I were emailing about the it! :D

At 11:04 PM, Blogger Gareth said...

Congratulations Jessica on your new born. Hope things are going well for you, your husband and your new little one :)

At 11:07 PM, Blogger Big Mama said...

YAY!!! Congrats! Sherri told us you had the baby but will leave the details for you to tell. Can't wait for the pics and update. I wish for you a happy and healthy future.

At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got the good news from Donna. Congrats!!!!!


At 9:41 PM, Blogger S. said...

Post, post, post!!!! I need to know if KB is an Elizabeth or a Darcy! I hope all went well and you got that epidural the second you wanted it. ;-)

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Valerie & Kiera said...

OMG!!! How come I am just finding out this from your blog?!?! It better be because you are so in love!!!!! ;)



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