Tuesday, April 20, 2010

38 weeks (4/20/10)

So we went to the CNM for our 38 week appt yesterday ( i was really 37.6 weeks ;) haha) and everything is going perfect!! my blood pressure is low/normal ....AND she checked me...which i was a little hesitant about b/c i almost didn't want to ruin the positivity of last week... 1 cm, 50% effaced and -2 station....but though, hey what the heck... PS my whole motto is to expect the least and prepare for the worst (not pessimistic, just a way to mentally prepare myself so if i am preggo for 42 weeks, i'm not miserable and angry...IF i plan on 42, then i'll be fine :) ) i promise, i'm not negative, just a way to plan for the extreme scenerio and if something better happens, fabulous...anyways... so i decided to let her check me and she gets all excited and says " i have really good news!!" and says: i'm 3 cm dialated, 70% effaced and -1 station!!!! WOOWHOOO she said, Ashley, people in full blown labor would kill to be here!! yay...so that's pretty exciting! so i say thank you again to the Bradley method and the birth center for helping us use natural supplements and techniques to get my body ready to labor :) so thank you to the birth prep pill and evening primrose oil...and other techniques...staying active, etc. :)

so then Dave asked...what's thsi mean? and she said..."well it could be any time...this week, next week, but it does mean that you will most likely NOT go past your due date" YA!! so that's realy good news!! BUT kinda scary news as well, since i've been preparing for 42 weeks of pregnancy, i also haven't been planning on the reality of a baby for 4 more weeks--ekk!! so thats deff. surreal!

so...we'll keep everyone posted on everything :) but baby Noah may be here before we know it! Please keep us in your prayers for a safe and healthy delivery and birth :)


1 comment:

  1. This is such wonderful news!!! You will be in my thoughts and prayers all week!!! Yay!!! :) ~Karen