Friday, March 13, 2009

Still Waiting


The little one was due on Tuesday, 10 March 2009, but has decided to extend his stay in my uteris. On Tuesday I was 1cm dilated and 50% effaced, so it seems my body knows something should start happening, yet here I wait. There felt a glimmer of hope on Wednesday/Thursday night. I was having an odd pain that would wake me up now and then, so I thought I was having contractions - a coming-and-going feeling like a back pain that extended around to my front. But come morning, it went away. And, as I'm sure any week-40-pregnant woman will tell you, it almost feels like the baby is gaining a pound a day. Being that I've only gained less than 8 pounds during my entire pregnancy I know that's not the case, but the odd distribution of weight is definately awkward!

Anyhow. If Sawyer (we're planning to name him Sawyer Colin Bowen) doesn't arrive by next Tuesday I'll get treated to ultrasound #4, a fetal non-stress test, another exam, then we'll schedule induction. At least there's some manner of end in sight.

In the meanwhile, I've been keeping myself occupied by making quite a few things, like this cabochon bracelet:



So, I feel like I've had some excitement in my week; that's something. Wish me luck (and as little pain as possible)!