Friday, October 23, 2009

MIA in other words NOT READY

I know, I know. I have been MIA for a few days.

Life has been crazy busy, especially with the birthdays.

Yesterday was my Daddy's birthday. He is such a wonderful man, and I love him so much. Always an example to me.

And now for the big news.

On Tuesday my little darling decided to give me a birthday surprise.

Remember how it was a beautiful day? And remember how I had to leave in the middle of dinner for a few hours? Here's why:

All during the day I had been having mild cramps. Nothing to worry about, right? Perfectly normal, especially since they weren't painful. Just mildly annoying.

However, since I didn't have any pain until my doctor broke my water when I was pregnant with Keith, and I had no pain when I miscarried, I thought I should call my midwife.

Looking at my past history she decided it would be best if I went in to get checked.

Jeffrey didn't think it was really anything to worry about, so just I went in, and he stayed home to put Keith to bed.

I got to Labor and Delivery and they hooked me up to the fun monitors. And I got to be the subject of a little peep show. You know, checking the cervix every little bit and all.

And the news: I have already started to dilate. I was at 1 centimeter. While that may not sound like much, keep in mind I am not due until the end of November. I had already effaced to 50%. After keeping me there for two and a half hours they let me go home because the dilation had not changed at all.

They told me to take it easy, and wait until my appointment today. Which I did. And I found out I will most likely have this baby early.

I am nearly at 4 centimeters now, and 75% effaced. She is measuring at 6 pounds.

As I was leaving the hospital, the panic set in.

I am supposed to have lots of time left! A month at the very least. I am not ready to have this baby yet. I don't have her clothes washed, or her dresser painted, or even the bassinet yet. I haven't gotten much on my baby list done yet.

Sunday I was very stressed and in order to calm my mind enough to sleep I had to make a list of the things I want to get done before she is born. The list is long and daunting. But it shouldn't be a problem, right? I still have a month left, right? Not according to this little darling. She is wanting to grace us with her presence now.

And the stress has left me eating half a package of Cool Mint Oreos by myself. Somebody stop me!

In other news, my sister in law is due a week before me. She had her baby last night.

As I said, this month is the month of birthdays. I am just wondering if this one is going to let us wait until November, or if we are going to have yet another birthday in October.

That said, I should be better about keeping updated... but if I am MIA for a long while again, you may know the reason why.

P.S. Thank you SO much Stephanie! You rock! She gave me an award, and I am so honored! She is one of the Big time Bloggers and so for her to take notice of me is truly sweet! In order to share the love, I am passing this on to a few new (to me) bloggers I just met:
Emmy Mom
My Angel Star
Re: Becca

Thanks to everyone for listening to my rantings about how wonderful my family is!


Bec said...

Oh my goodness! That's me on your list! Thanks for the mention!

What an exciting (and overwhelming!) time for you! Hope you get some of the things crossed off your list before she decides to make her arrival!

Tiffany said...

i was like that--3 weeks before my due date i was cramping and found out i was 4cm dilated and 80% effaced. What?! One minute you think you have a few weeks left, next minute they're saying you may not make it through the wkend. So crazy. Hope everything goes well for you!

ps- I'm a new follower.

Tawni said...

Holy cow! I kind of wish it could be me... ;)

Veronica said...

Hey as long as baby is healthy, come on down ;)

Seriously though, I completely understand that anxiety!

Can't wait to hear of your little girls arrival!

Noodle said...

I was so scared Allison would come eairly or while I was working the fair... But she only came 6days eairly... But even though I thought that I had everything done well in advance... I keep thinking and finding more stuff to do....

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

Wow, how exciting! I'll have to keep checking back and see when you go MIA again. I've been having a few minor cramps and pains myself but don't have my next appt until next Tuesday. Sometimes I think the little tike is trying to claw his way out!

Sue said...

My first baby was five weeks early, my second three weeks early, my third two weeks early, and my fourth one week early. But the first one was the shocker. I was expecting him at the beginning of December and he came at the end of October, right when we were moving into our first house. (Which is probably why I had him so early...I was up and down ladders and working way too hard for a pregnant lady.)

So take it easy, okay? Maybe you can buy yourself an extra week or two of still being able to sleep at night!


PS. It's pretty exciting, though...

Em said...

so exciting! i am still not entirely convinced that i am pregnant, lol. for some reason i keep forgetting i'm going to have 2 kids come feb! are you going through that at all??? it's like now that we have brennan i can't imagine our life without him, but i know we didn't have him for a few years before;-) seems so sureal that we will have another, but normal all in the same thought. random, i know.

Lara said...

I don't think I'm ever ready to have a baby! Good luck. If it helps calm you, I walked around dilated to a 4 for 2 weeks with all 3 of my babies. And it makes for faster labors (which I think you know!). So it's all good! :)

And thank you for the award! Totally honored.

Sheryl said...

Wow! Best wishes! Has she turned or is she still breech? I'd be happy to give you the reflexology stuff for turning the baby if you're still interested and need it. Take care!

mub said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed that she decides to hold on for at least another couple of weeks!