Friday, September 12, 2008

Making Progress

I woke up at 4 this morning to go to the bathroom. When I got back, I noticed some lower back pain. It was coming in waves. By 5, when I still hadn't fallen back asleep, I decided to get up. Mild contractions came every 3-7 minutes until 7 or so. I lost my mucous plug. And the mild contractions continued to come and go like this all morning, including while hooked up to the monitor for the NST. The doctor checked me post-NST, and I had finally dilated a centimeter. Exciting. Baby still hadn't dropped.

Nothing new with the NST -- it was pretty much identical to Wednesday, but with contractions. Arrhythmia continues, but the NST was reactive. Since I had started to make some progress, and nothing seemed worse or more worrisome as far as the arrhythmia was concerned, we decided to reevaluate on Sunday morning, when my doctor is on call.

Contractions have become significantly more painful since the internal, but are still only every 5-7 minutes and are still not extremely painful -- I can talk through them, though walking is pretty uncomfortable.

15 comments:

Jen said...

It sounds like you are on your way! How exciting! Good luck!

Newt said...

Very exciting!

Sara said...

Good luck!!!

BrownEyedGirl said...

So awesome!! Good luck!

mo*reezy said...

let's go lou!!!!

Laura said...

How exciting! Good luck!

Nicky said...

Sounds like you're within a day or so of meeting Lou! Very exciting -- all the best for a smooth labor and healthy bouncing baby!

Melissa said...

Great update! I have a feeling your little one will be here in a day or two. Good luck and ELV's!

Meghan said...

Yeah!! Sounds like you are well on your way. Just be sure to listen to the other signs your body is giving you, my contractions never really became regular or close and if I had followed the 'rules' on when to go to the hospital, I would have had her on the side of the road ;)

Best of luck and can not wait for the next update--I remember both our BFP's just days apart too ;)

missedconceptions said...

You will re-evaluate on Sunday, assuming that Lou has not arrived before then!

I had "false labor" for a week but when I lost my plug, my water broke within 24 hours. Baby S never "dropped" either, until I was in active labor.

Loren said...

I can't wait to hear what happens!! Maybe you won't need an induction after all!

Amanda said...

I hope that as I'm typing this you're holding your little on in your arms!!!

missedconceptions said...

Is Lou here? "Ooohhhh, Loooou, did you arrive? Please let us know!"

Heidi said...

Hoping all is well!

Jen said...

I want you to know that I am waiting very patiently for details on the new arrival. (Well, maybe not that patiently.)