Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Getting Very Close

We had our 37 week doctors appointment yesterday, and come to find out I have been having some contractions! (I never had any sort of pain/discomfort/warning with Ethan...my water broke and I was in full blown labor) I knew things were going on down there, and my doctor said he was pretty sure they were Braxton Hix contractions - till he checked me. I am dilated to a 4 and 85% effaced. Hello!!?! The doctor was pretty surprised how low his head was too (stage 1 as opposed to a negative 1 where he expected me). Now I feel justified for the millions of bathroom trips! Thankfully we've made it to week 37, so having a water birth is a feasible option. Our only fear is that we won't make it to the hospital in time to have the tub set up. Ethan's labor was barely over 5 hours, and the doctor is expecting this one to go faster. So, at the first sign of anything serious, we're supposed to head that way. Craziness.

5 comments:

solagratia2 said...

Exciting news!! Can't wait to meet your little guy!
Marissa

Little S said...

Yeah! I'll be praying for you! Let us know if you guys need anything!

Leslie said...

Yeah! Can't wait to meet Owen!! Let us know if you need anything at all!

Stephanie said...

SUPER FUN! I am so excited for you all. I am praying....
Love you and cannot wait to meet him!
Stephanie

Christi said...

That baby's going to slip out like an otter. Haha! Seriously. I bet he will! I can't wait to see his beautiful little face!