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.