40 Weeks, 4 Days

Had my second appointment of the week. Still no changes in my cervix, baby performed well on the non-stress test, and still no contractions. We discussed the situation, and the fact that they will induce me next week if I haven’t gone into labor by then. I have an appointment for Monday at 10:45 am. They will do the Biophysical… Read more →


We were sitting at the dinner table a couple of nights ago. I am half a week past my estimated due date, mind you. Dinner is always a cheerful affair around here, with Rollie entertaining Todd and I with his latest word mispronunciation, gesture, or facial expression. We were taking turns prompting him to say words that we think are… Read more →

40 Weeks, 2 Days

I had my 40-week appointment this morning. Pee and BP normal, weight down two pounds. They did an NST. Baby showed the right amount of hr acceleration, despite the fact that I didn’t feel her much during the test. No contractions on the readout (surprise, surprise.) Amy, the midwife, checked me. Know how much I progressed? NONE. She said I… Read more →

40 Weeks, 1 Day, One Crazy

That’s me. The Crazy. Well, I had my internal on Thursday. She said, “Maybe we’d see each other at the hospital this weekend.” Right. All day Friday and Saturday, I had more of the brown discharge. On Saturday after seeing Serenity, I had a little bit of stringy mucous. Saturday night, i had the most painful contractions i had had… Read more →

A Very Happy "Happy"

Sunday was Todd’s birthday. I got up with Rollie and let Todd sleep in that day. While he was still in bed, I attempted to teach Rollie to say, “Happy Birthday, Dada.” It was a no-go. He would say, “happy” or “birthday”, or “dada,” but no way i could get him to say all three together. We attempted it, though,… Read more →

39 Weeks, 4 Days

I had my weekly appointment this morning. I have been having some stronger BH, lots of pelvic/rectal (TMI?) pressure, the occasional shooting pelvic pain, and some stronger, almost painful contractions, so I decided to let them check me. (They ask you if you want to anytime after 37 wks and i normally refuse, but this time i felt like maybe… Read more →

39 weeks. . . .

and nothing is happening. I did have a little bit of menstrual-feeling crampiness in my lower back and stomach last night. I think that may have been caused my walking at the mall yesterday afternoon. (That’s what i get for going to the mall – i really don’t like the mall.) Anyway, it seems to have passed and I am… Read more →