Friday, October 2, 2009


Elise swears that the less ready you are the earlier your baby comes. 

By that theory I would've delivered 10 times by now. She's wrong.

But that's actually really really REALLY OK with me. 

I don't feel like I'm ready to have a baby. So much to learn, to do, to organize, to eat, to read (no, not baby books. Things like Enna Burning and The Life of Pi), to attempt to sleep on....the list goes on. 

Last time I got "checked" I was dilated to a 1 and not effaced. Or 50% effaced. I'm still not really sure if Dr. Man was just explaining the concept of effaced or saying "you're 50% effaced".

Today when he started muttering numbers I asked him to clarify. "Yes. You are dilated to a 2. 80% effaced (meaning 80% of whatever is GONE) and positioned at -2." That's what he said. 

Then he told me that although I could go into labor before the next appointment, but it looked more like we were right on track for the due date. 

So, I'm progressing. Slowly and steadily and that's good. 

Really. I'm in no hurry and honestly I don't want this baby to come out before he's ready.

You should know that being "checked" at a 2 is much better than being "checked" at a 1. Or else I'm getting tougher....


  1. With Rachel when the doctor checked me on our last appointment before our due date I wasn't dilated at all and was 0% effaced.

    "I'll see you next week, same time, same place." He told me.

    Ha! I had that baby just a few days later.

    I know some friends who were dilated to a three for WEEKS before they had their baby.

    Right now, though, I'm just about hyperventilating. I have so much to do...blech. And I almost feel like doing that feeling I'm suppressing could be nesting, right?

    My doctor hasn't "checked" me yet. I have an appointment today. I doubt he will check. I'll just go whenever I go, I maybe I should pack that hospital bag soon...but considering I don't get a gown to wear after birthing I haven't figured out what to pack.

  2. Woohoo for toughening up. I hope your weekend of hermitude goes just as planned. Ü

  3. I was dilated at a 7 for 2 weeks with Annabelle. You never know what will happen!!!


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