Today has been a tough day. I went to my doctor's appointment and was told I'm officially on bed rest. This little munchkin is trying to make her appearance a little earlier than we all would like.
I knew my body was making changes, but I wasn't sure just how quickly.
She's estimated around 5 pounds and 12 ounces. The doctor couldn't get an exact measurement of her because her head is so low. And she's sunny side up ... just like Asher was. The average weight for this many weeks along is 5 1/2 pounds.
I'm 80-90% effaced, and 2 cm dilated. This is the scary part. I have been on partial bed rest, but not complete. Apparently, that hasn't been enough. The doctor wants this little one to cook for another week if possible. By looking at me, and knowing how quickly I progress, this might not be possible.
Jake progressed somewhat quickly, but was born at 38.5 weeks. He was 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and 19.5 inches. My water broke the night before my schedule cesarean. I was 90% effaced and 1 cm dilated a week before he was born.
Asher progressed very quickly. I was 90% effaced and 1 cm dilated 3 days before he was born. My water broke and when I arrived at the hospital I was 100% effaced, and 1 cm dilated. They thought I'd have all night to deliver him because I was only 1 cm dilated, but he came within 15 minutes of the epidural being administered. He was a successful VBAC. We had him in about 1 1/2 - 2 hours after being admitted to the hospital. No joke.
The doctor said when I start having 4-5 contractions in an hour she wants me to call and come to the hospital. She doesn't want me laboring at home at all. I haven't had super regular ones as of yet... so that is good. Or if my water breaks, I need to rush myself in there. No explanation needed with that one.
I know that God is in control. I trust that God has his plan for our daughter and I. If she comes early, she comes early. I will do my best to do nothing... which if you know me... is near impossible. But, It's necessary. I have talked to the boys, and have people that are able to help me. This will be a stressful week for us, but we will get through it. I can't believe I'll be meeting this little princess soon.
Keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Love to you all!
Here is a recent bump date pic: