Monday, January 4, 2010


Hope everyone had a Happy New Year!

I went to the doctor this morning and found out I am 3 cm dialated and 90% effaced! He didn't think I would dialate anymore than I was last week before I was actually in labor, so he was pretty surprised, too. He said it was uncommon for someone with their first child to be this far without actually being in labor. Soooo.....drum roll please.....if I don't have the baby sometime this week, we are inducing MONDAY morning (January 11th)!!! I will have to be at the hospital sometime between 5 AM and 7 AM on Monday morning - someone is supposed to call me within 24 hours to let me know - and they will start the pitocin to bring on my contractions. He said with as far along as I already am, he anticipates I would deliver him between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Monday afternoon. So, no matter what, we are going to have a baby in SEVEN days!!!!

I haven't taken my belly picture this week, I'll do that tonight, so this is a picture-less post, unfortunately. But, I couldn't wait to share the exciting news with everyone :) He hasn't moved any lower in my pelvis (still at -2 station) but Tim thinks by the way the doctor was talking that he doesn't think I will make it until Monday before going into labor. We'll see, but it's so exciting to 1. know that I am making progress and, 2. know that we are going to have him within a week regardless.

On a darker note, my Nanny was having some heart issues (she had a heart attack when I was in 4th grade) this week and went to the doctor this morning and had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital in a nearby town. We haven't heard anymore news on what's going on - she was getting some tests run and then supposed to find out what they are going to do. My Papa thinks she is going to have to have open heart surgery. It's scary and I know she is really upset she might not be able to make the trip here for Brendan's birth. I will update as soon as I know something, but if you could please say a prayer for her that everything is okay and they get her fixed up and healthy again, I would really appreciate it.

Again, hope everyone had a Happy New Year and a great weekend! I'm glad y'all are enjoying Tim's Fuzzy's post :)


Natalie said...

I'll keep your grandma in our prayers! I hope everything with her gets better. Yea! for Brendan almost being here! I was at 3 for 2 weeks before Jack was born so I'm glad they'll induce you before waiting that long.

Bethany Thompson said...

I'm so sorry to here about your grandmother, I'll definitely keep you both in my prayers!

Sarah said...

I am so excited for you!!! I can't wait to see pictures of the little guy... I will be thinking about you all week!

abby and paxton said...

Ohh wow! That's so exciting to know you'll be holding him in a week!!! YAY! Good luck- hope all goes well. And for sure let us know how Nanny's doing!! We'll be praying for her!