Sunday, November 30, 2008

Is this it?

For the past few days I have been waiting for a sure sign that Miller's arrival is imminent. Yesterday I was "crampier" that I have been the past few days and had plenty of Braxton Hicks contractions. At about 1:30 A.M. this morning I woke up to more menstrual like cramps but tried to go back to sleep for a while. At 3:30 I decided I could no longer sleep through the "cramps" so I got myself out of bed and into the bathtub. These "cramps" have been coming about every 4 to 5 minutes.

Dana is making pancakes at my request and the plan is to let our doula sleep until at least 5:30 or 6:00 A.M. I would like to stay at home as long as possible but I do have to get to the hospital in time to receive antibiotics as I am Group B Strep positive. We will keep you all posted. I hope this isn't all in my head!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


As of our OB appointment late this afternoon, I am 3 cm dilated and 90 percent effaced. The OB says he would be surprised if Miller didn't make his grand entrance sometime within the next week. Now we wait....

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Countdown

Here we are at 37+ weeks. Time seems to have flown by and it seems like just a short time ago we were choosing our donor and being inseminated. I can't believe we're almost to the finish line. However, the closer we get, the more the days seem to pass slowly. I admit that I am highly unmotivated at work and the next days and weeks are increasingly hard, especially when I have to account for my life in 6 minute increments because I am a slave to the billable hour.

All tasks here at home are complete. All clothes sized through 9 months have been washed, newborn cloth diapers have been washed and wool covers lanolized, nursery is finished and Miller's bag is packed for the hospital. Our doula came over for our last home visit earlier this week and we have friends on call to care for the dogs and the rabbit until my mom arrives. I've been continuing to practice my self-hypnosis and follow my hypnobabies maintenance schedule. Now all that is left is to bring our little guy home!

In the coming days I will keep all you posted on any progress. This pregnancy has been so unremarkable overall, that I often feel like I don't have anything to report. I have no complaints, even now late in the third trimester. Sure, I am a little more uncomfortable and move a little more awkwardly, but nothing I am unable to tolerate. As a matter of fact, I'm still going to the gym and went last night. On Sunday we took the dogs for a three mile day hike. Hopefully this continued activity will all help the labor and delivery to go as smoothly as the pregnancy and that my karma won't run out!

Type to you all soon...