Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Progress

Ladies, we have PROGRESS!!

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and finally got some news that was something other than, "Everything looks great. Right on track!"

I wasn't prepared for what he said but he said "Today's the day for your exam!" What???

My sweet friend Tracy had told me about the exam and how unpleasant it was! Well, she didn't lie! It was not fun ONE. SINGLE. BIT.

But he did tell me I was dilated to a 2! And 50% effaced! GREAT! We have some progress! Wonderful! He said he could induce but he would like for me to be a little thinner before he entertained that idea! i would personally like to go into labor on it's own But if she's not here by Oct 11th (her due date) then, I am down with induction!

Another piece of good news... she is HEAD DOWN! :) I am so glad because I really want to give birth vaginally and not have a c-section! But if it's necessary for her health or mine, I am of course 100% ok with it!

So ladies, we have lots of progress! YIPPEE! I have another Dr appointment Friday! I am having BAD swelling. He diagnosed me with pregnancy Carpal Tunnel syndrome! SUPER! My hands are swollen so big and my fingers are numb! UGH! Hoping the braces he prescribed help me out some!

Please keep Addison and I in your prayers!! I know God is in complete control of this situation. I am not nervous or worried. Just anxious for her arrival!! God is good. He has been so gracious in blessing me in my life with this precious child! I can't wait to meet God's little miracle that I have carried now for 9 months!

39 comments:

The Wife of a Fisherman said...

yay! that is exciting news! i remember thinking that i would go into labor at any moment once the dr. said that i had dialated....enjoy this time! it goes by so fast once your sweet angel arrives :)

Lindsey said...

YAY so glad to hear! Praying for you and sweet Addison!

The Pink Potpourri said...

so glad to hear you're doing great! she's almost here :) so excited for you!

Rachel said...

Glad to hear it's all looking good!! I am sure you're getting excited as the big day gets closer!!

The Shabby Princess said...

Aww, yay!!! You're in my prayers. She's a lucky little lady to have you for a mama!

short southern momma said...

so glad you got such great news!!! Macy was "butt first" so as my doctor said "she had to come out the sunroof" {haha, when you say it that way it does not sound half as bad} I am soooooo excited for you!! xo

Gwen said...

I am so happy for you and I'm praying like crazy too!!!

Whitney said...

That's GREAT news! I hope the next few days/weeks go by quickly so you can meet your little girl! :)

Tracy's Porch said...

Woohoo! So exciting!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

So exciting! Your new family is in my prayers!

Suburban Princess said...

Every week counts to her little lungs so I am keeping my fingers crossed for you getting to your due date!

Mojito Maven said...

YAYYAYAYAYAYAYAY that is amazing news friend!!!!!!

hqm said...

hooray! i was induced with my first two...piece of cake! keeping your little family in my thoughts!

Brown Girl said...

that's great news, how exciting! Can't wait for the arrival of little miss addison!

Southern said...

Yeah! Progress is good! I was induced two weeks after my due date - NOT FUN! Hang in there, sounds like you are right on track!

Newlywed Next Door said...

That's so awesome that you're doing well! I can't wait to see pictures of beautiful Addison!

Jorden and Kristin said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!!!! that super exciting! Just added you and Addison to our prayer list!

Lea Liz said...

how exciting!!!!! You are progressing she could be here anytime!!!

Michelle said...

It won't be long!

And pssst... sex helps with the thinning of the membranes, plus third trimester sex is something you and your hubby will laugh about for years afterward.

Lots of prayers for a safe (and quick!) arrival!

Leslie said...

So exciting! Keep us posted!

GamecockQueen said...

Happy Late Birthday!! You must be very excited to be in the "final countdown" and I will say a prayer for a speedy delivery.

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

Congrats on your progress - that is good news!

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

congrats - that is good news!

Risa said...

Can't wait to see the cute baby pics when she arrives.

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

That's great news! I'm sure she will be here soon and will be just perfect!

Elle Squared said...

WHOO HOO!!! How exciting!! :)

a H.I.T. said...

That is such great news! Wishing you and baby a safe and healthy delivery.

In this wonderful life... said...

praying for you guys!!!! :)

Happiness Is... said...

How exciting!

The Pink Chick said...

Yay! I am so glad to hear you are doing so great! Y'all are in my prayers! How exciting! You are going to be a mommy soon!

A Walk With The... said...

I love you girl! You are doing a GREAT job! Addison is almost here! You are so close to holding her in your arms!!! Just a little bit longer and we can both giggle on the phone to each other about poopy diapers and sleep deprivation...and spilling pumped milk :)

Southern Savvy said...

yeah for progress! I know that you're ready to get that precious baby out of your belly finally and into your arms! I had to be induced for my daughter and I wasn't dilated at all. It sucked. 34 hours later...I finally delivered my daughter. So, I agree that it's better to hopefully let it happen on your body's own time but sometimes you just have to do what's best for the baby. Good luck!

Meagan said...

woman, I am so excited for you!!! I'm hoping that you have a happy and fast delivery!! Cant wait to see your sweet girl!

tracypartyof4 said...

Can't wait to meet her!

Lucky in Love said...

I am getting so excited for you!! She is almost ready to come into the world!! XOXO

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Perfectly Imperfect said...

You are so close!! I'll be praying for you and your sweet girl!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yaaaaay!!! eat lots of pineapple! =) helps soften things... down there =) If you want lots more ideas of how to "get things going" and "ready" shoot me an e-mail, we tried it all!=)

Kitty Cat said...

Hey there! I am just over 35 weeks now, and feeling the swelling of the feet as well. You are looking REALLY GOOD, even if you don't feel it! I am assuming those are maternity jeans you're wearing in your photos! I cannot fit into any normal jeans anymore! Wow, 2cm already! Cool.