8.03.2009

We Have Progress!

We went to the doctor this afternoon, and we finally have some progress! I am about 1 cm dilated and 80% effaced. Yay! Of course, this really doesn't mean much because you can walk around dilated for weeks or you can go into labor without being dilated at all, BUT I'm excited because it tells me my body is getting ready for action!

It's hard to believe I'll be 39 weeks on Thursday - my due date is only 10 days away! Nutty! My doctor asked us what we want to do if we get to August 13 and haven't had the baby yet (i.e., do we want to induce?). I told him although it kills me to say it because we're SO ready, we'd like to wait it out and avoid induction if possible. We'll give Fletch that weekend to see if he/she comes on his/her own, but I'm guessing after that, the doctor will want to induce (he doesn't want me to go past 41 weeks). Cross your fingers that Fletch comes before that - preferably like tomorrow! :)

1 comment:

Samantha Lindle said...

Yea, I'm excited that it's getting closer! I said the same thing about induction. Could have been induce on my due date (wed) but definitely had to get induced a week later (41 weeks) if she hadn't come and she came on Fri/Sat so I was able to avoid it. Good luck!!