Tuesday, September 26, 2006

For everyone on Babywatch....

I think it would be wisest for you to get a hobby. It seems that this child is going to be just as stubborn as Isabella! I was so hopeful for good news at the doctor's this morning as I've been feeling quite a bit more pressure and have had a lot more episodes of tightening, but all this is to no avail. The Dr. says that while my cervix is totally soft it isn't dilated at all. The baby's head is also still a bit high. But in his most encouraging voice he announced his prediction that as soon as the baby's head makes contact with my soft cervix it will be off to the races. He anticipates this labor being as short, (or shorter), than with Isabella and that was only 4 hours!! It was very sweet of him to encourage me in that way, with this voice that said 'I can't tell you how long you'll wait for it to start, but it will end quickly!'. We have friends who are 'on call' and available any time day or night to come be with Isabella so that's not stressful and, much to our chagrin, Nick has yet to start working at his second job so we are ready to go anytime with minimal disruption. As for inducing, if nothing has happened by next Tuesday, it wont happen until I'm 7-10 days overdue. My doctor prefers for the body to do it's own thing on it's own, which I agree with no matter how tired of being pregnant I am. So it looks like the baby pool sealed my fate! Curses on you all. Just kidding.

5 comments:

Angella said...

I hope for your sake that we DON'T both have our babies on October 11th :)

Amanda Franks said...

Ange, my sake thanks you. But wouldn't it be ironic, don't you think? (Not sure if ironic is the right word but you know...)

Jen said...

I hope it's sooner rather than later. I know how hard it is to wait!

Amanda said...

Come on, baby Franks!

motherinlaw said...

If the baby is late you can blame Nick. He was ten days late. And he has been running late ever since. lol