Thursday, May 17, 2007

Labor Countdown?

I had my 36th week doctor's appointment yesterday and it seems that my doctor thinks it's best that I don't work past Friday of this week at the office. Thankfully, I saw this coming and spoke to my manager. She's kindly offered to allow me to work from home for a couple of weeks until I actually have the baby.

So it seems that as of yesterday, I was already 3 cm dilated and 70% effaced. I was surprised to hear about the 3 cm since 4 cm is considered active labor. My MIL was more concerned about the fact that I was 70% effaced already. Who knows how long I'll walk around like this. I wouldn't mind if the baby waited at least til next weekend (or after) so my parents will be around and J's birthday will have gone by. Damn it, I want both his parents to be 30 when he's born. I have given up on the idea of a June baby though. He'll come when he needs to come.

In case anyone is wondering, he's considered a very healthy size and my time is considered just fine. He'll be 6.5 pounds approximately by the end of this week and if he's triggering my body's readiness, he's obviously ready and waiting to pop out on his own. It's kinda cute how ecstatic my doctors are with my body's progress. Even though they decided to induce me by my due date, it's a lot more ideal for the baby and delivery as a whole if I go into labor naturally before then.

Anyway, I may have more time to update starting next week when I actually am working from home. But then again, I may not have much to say. No worries though, you'll be updated when the baby actually pops out very soon.

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Blogger Kristie (J) said...

That's a nice size already! Both mine were under that and they both top 6 feet now that they are all growed up!

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Ashley said...

OMG! It's been 10 days... How are things? Tomorrow would be a good day to have the baby... that's Liana's birthday! :P

Hope you are feeling ok!

10:48 PM  
Blogger Javeria S said...

oooh its all so exciting!!!!
and and and???? i can't to hear how you are and how the baby is.
RYC: im so sorry for my horrible rant. I didn't mean to be so bad about it. I KNOW you and your hubby will be amazing parents - i guess it just drives me nuts when parents let their kids run rampant around strangers.. but thank you for everything :) and good luck :)

12:28 PM  

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