Another week....another appointment

Well, we made it to 38 weeks! It's so hard to believe we have two weeks to go! My appointment went well today. Blood pressure is still good....pulse good....measuring as I should be....and Ayden is head down, as usual. This kid has been head down since our 31 week ultrasound. He seems to be very complacent and content. I hope this characteristic is one that stays with him. :) I had a few concerns to share with Carolyn (the midwife I saw) today. Yesterday, I thought my water had broken, but I didn't want to make a big deal out of it, so I didn't call anyone. I decided to just wait it out and see how it progressed. I've been told that when your water breaks, it doesn't stop....even if it's a trickle. This I felt like it was nothing to worry about. Well, later on last night (after the water-breaking scare), I was feeling contractions similar to Braxton Hicks contractions but accompanied by some mild pain....and they were coming 10 minutes apart....lasting about 20-30 seconds each time. This went on for about an hour to an hour and a half. They started fizzling out after that and finally went away. During this whole time, by the way, Jeremy was making a list of everyone to call and when to call them...just in case....and he was reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting" so he could tell me what I was feeling. was cute.

Anyway, I asked Carolyn about the possibility of my water breaking and told her about the fizzling contractions, and since I tested positive for Group B Strep, she felt it was necessary to check to see if my water had indeed broken. So, she checked on that and then checked to see if I was dialated. I am happy to say that my water has not broken, AND I am 1 cm dialated and 50% effaced. I know I could be this way for weeks to come, but I am happy to know I've made SOME progress since the last time I was checked 2 weeks ago. 9 more to go, and we'll have our little bundle of joy with us!

Some of my friends are having a good time making their predicitions. Some are guessing as early as this weekend, and others are guessing right up to my due date. Either way, I did learn a valuable lesson from this little "scare." I learned that you may FEEL ready.....but I don't think you're every R-E-A-D-Y when it actually happens. I was feeling a myriad of emotions just with the faint possibility that it could really be time. I remember saying to myself, "I knew this was going to happen eventually....but I haven't prepared myself for it to actually happen!" I knew it probably wasn't the real thing, but still......scary, exciting, exhilirating, terrifying....all at one time. I'm left wondering what it's going to be like once the real thing actually comes!! :)

We're excited...and can't wait to meet Mr. Ayden is less than 2 weeks! YAY!!


  1. Neither can we!! BTW: Have you picked a Peds group??? I was just curious. . . . Hugs!!

  2. We're going with Greenville Pediatrics :)

  3. We're going with Greenville Pediatrics :)

  4. Lindsey, I am Anita Langley andy turners mother from COGOP. I now go to Christian Fellowship Church. I have prayed for you guys all week and will continue to pray for you to have peace and srength. Anita Langley