Thursday, September 20, 2007

37 week appointment update

I am now almost 1 cm dilated! I am so excited. I called my mom and told her and she said "wow, what does that mean?!?" and I realized it pretty much means...that I'm going to have a baby. But I still don't know when.

But you know, that's ok. I was fretting about how I had no idea when the baby would come, and G gently reminded me that in fact we do have SOME idea. It will be sometime in the next month. Which suddenly seems very soon!

Doc also told me to get walkin' -- she said I should walk for at least 30 minutes a day to encourage my cervix to keep dilating and effacing. You can believe that I will be out there trekking around my neighborhood first thing tomorrow.

Lastly, I just want to say how incredibly grateful and amazed I am to have made it to today, 37 weeks and full term. When I realized that I would be dealing with IF, I just felt immediately hopeless and pessimistic and afraid, and that has continued to plague me on and off throughout pregnancy...and now today, I can finally breathe just a little, I can know that at least my fear of not making it this far was not realized.

And so today, I am sending super duper positive vibes out to everyone struggling with IF...may we all become parents of the wonderful kids that were meant for us, however we come by them.

2 comments:

Furrow said...

Amen, sister. I do hope everyone still struggling gets to be where we are now.

I'm excited to hear about your dilation! I'm only 35 weeks, so of course I don't want her to come soon, but I'm out there walking, too. I'm also on the raspberry leaf tea 2 or 3 times a day. Have you checked into that? Or the evening primrose oil capsules?

Hopeful Mother said...

Awesome news! And what a milestone to realize that this baby will come ANY DAY NOW. I'm so excited for you - and it has been fun to share our journeys together to this point.

Will be thinking of you!!