Saturday, July 19, 2008

I think I am really going to have to do this!


Holy crap.
Yesterday I went to the doctor, and I am 1 cm dilated and 60% effaced! I know it's not the biggest news on the planet, and that it could still mean 2 or 3 more weeks and even induction, but I was pretty darn excited! He also predicted that I won't make it to next weekend. I had to ask him to repeat that for me. Then I got very hot and nervous and for the next few hours was pretty freaked out. I feel good now, having some mild contractions, but nothing strong enough to get the job done. I am going back and forth between wanting it to happen NOW, and being so nervous that a few more days sounds great. The bag is packed and the house is clean, so I suppose we are finally ready. Adam goes out of town one more time on Monday, so that's stressful. I hope it happens either tomorrow or waits until Thursday!
Not knowing is driving me crazy!
Come on, people. Someone out there can predict something, right? No one has a crystal ball handy?
Okay, guessing will be fun, too!
I pick Thursday, July 24th!

23 comments:

Deirdre said...

I say tomorrow, so she'll be exactly a month younger than Nora. I'm so excited for you! Let go of the fear—there's nothing to be afraid of! You'll do beautifully. Your body and Mallory's body know just what to do!!

So, so much love coming your way!

April & Doug said...

I'm picking. . . Saturday July 26th. . . and I'll go as far as to say the afternoon.... :D and... she'll weigh in at 7 pounds 1 ounce...

Jess Addison said...

My pick is Friday, July 25th. :)

rebekah said...

I don't have a pick, just so darn excited for you! I know two others with close due dates, my SIL who is still waiting, and one of Q's teachers, her girl born yesterday.

And, yeah, it's scary as hell, I walked around for the whole time saying to myself, no big deal, women do this ALL THE TIME. BUT I DON'T!

Deep breaths, visualize Mallory just dropping out!

Cindy said...

I am going with the 27th!! It is a heck of an experience..Good Luck!!

Anonymous said...

Is there a full moon coming soon? Hope all goes well. Can't wait for pics of little Malory and Charlie together!

Jan

Sandra said...

I tried this just for fun and it was close:)
http://www.justmommies.com/quizzes/labor_prediction_quiz.php
I really wanted a couple more days to prepare, but he was ready.

joyce said...

you don't know me, but i'm a mom to a friend of carrie's (sisterinlaw). i've followed your blog for a while and couldn't resist this one! I pick monday or tues!!! good luck and you'll do fine. charlie is sooo cute!! also track your hubby's blog and is toooo funny!!! you make a good couple and family. hang in there...the end is worth it all.

Christina said...

wwwoooohooooo! You go, girl! So so SO excited to read about the new arrival. I'm going with today, btw: Best get that little girl agoin' before the hubby takes off :).

You're going to do great!

cathy said...

Um, if Adam is going out of town then IT WILL HAPPEN WHEN ADAM IS OUT OF TOWN!!! It's called Murpy's Law, darling. So brace yourself. Seriously, that's freaking me out a bit. You're very brave. You can do this. I'm cheering for you and wish I could be there.
(((((hugs))))

Mike C. said...

I hope it happens at the best possible moment. And that y'all have some fun stories to tell about it.

Julie said...

SO EXCITING!!! You'll do great!

Kelly said...

Just cause I love this kind of thing...I am going for Sunday, July 27.

Wendy said...

Sunday the 27th.....but I will be checking in regularly. You do have someone scheduled to update the blog, right? LOL! So excited for you!

nosmallfeat said...

Wednesday, July 23.

The Morreys (Erin) said...

I don't remember your exact due date, but I'm going due date + 3 days, just based on all the first-time moms in my childbirth classes. Excited for all of you!

Anonymous said...

This is very very very exciting!! I sooooo happy for you...And love you lots lots lots!!!

Rachel B.

Gypsy said...

I'm going with Friday 25th! Can't wait to meet the Divine Ms. M!!!!

Lindsey said...

I think I am going to go with...Saturday July 26th. Sounds like a winner to me! Wish I could be there for it!

Mama Sweet Pea said...

My sweet baby in ET turns one on Wed, the 23rd...so I think that is when Miss Mallory should arrive! Can't wait to hear she is here!!

Catherine said...

I am with Erin and say you are going over! I am going to say August 5!

Deirdre said...

I'm not above harassing you, since you did it to me--from now until shr arrives, you owe us twice-daily progress reports!! Ooh, or maybe my guess was right and you're all cuddling together right now!

Melissa Jackson said...

Ok, i am going to say next Tuesday, July 29th, no reason for it just my guess! But for your sake maybe this Thursday when Adam gets home.