Friday, October 13, 2006

39 Down, One More To Go

Well, I wish I had some exciting news, but there isn't any just yet. I went to the doctor yesterday and I've made a little progress, but still not enough! I'm ALMOST 3cm dilated and still 50% effaced and at a -1 station. The doctor hooked me up to the fetal monitor when I told her that Ethan was less active than normal the past few days. I got to sit for 15 minutes and listen to his heart beat and press a button every time I felt him move. Everything was normal! She told me that if I haven't delivered by next Thursday, they will plan on inducing me the following Monday...October 23. So by October 24, we'll officially be parents!

Lately, every time I call someone I have to start the conversation with "No, it's not time yet!" Understandable, considering he could be here any day now. Samantha (our cat) was not a happy camper for a few days when we took "her" chair out of the living room and moved it to Ethan's room. For 3 years, that gliding rocker has been all hers, and now it's gone. We find her sleeping in the most random places now.

My nights are getting more and more restless as the days go by. Rolling over isn't an easy task these days and Marc is constantly waking me up because I'm snoring. Yep, that's right...I snore. I never thought I could say those words, but there they are. Luckily, that should stop very soon!

It's hard to believe that D-day is right around the corner. My bags are packed and in the car. The phone tree has been made. The nursery is pretty much done. The only thing missing is Ethan. I look at my belly and think "Wow, soon that won't be there." Crazy...but I know someone wonderful will take it's place.


Jimmy and Hilary said...

I can't believe he's almost here. This has really flown by...(you probably feel differently about that statement) but it seriously feels like we just found out. I can't believe only one week to go. I can't wait to hold Ethan and for him to meet his Aunt Hilary!!!

Mitzi said...

At least you finally know that he will be here by a certain date, if not sooner. Being the organized and "scheduled" person that you are, you must love that! Mattie wouldn't have anything to do with me for the first two weeks after bringing Sophie home, so be prepared for Samantha to be a little "standoffish" towards you. She will come around eventually. Happy Labor and Delivery!! I can't wait to see Ethan. Love, Mitzi