Yesterday, I had an appointment with my OBGYN- and today I am officially 37 weeks along (full term!). She told me I am 4 cm dilated and already technically in labor! Dr also informed me that from the "feel of things" active labor can start any day/moment. She doesn't think I will make it to the weekend. This is a lot to take in!
She also told me I have made it through the slowest stage of labor- so when it comes on it could come on fast and furious. I was advised no "dilly-daddling" when the time comes and just get to the hospital because we want to be sure we have enough time for an epidural. When I heard that my ears certainly perked up. I do not want to miss that time window- especially from experiencing some birthing sans epidural the last time around. Remember when it fell out and the nurse couldn't stop commenting "it was a shame about that first epidural" and the second felt like it did nothing? Well, I certainly remember!
This big news got me all riled up. Jud and I got together for a giddy lunch and I came home and finished packing my hospital bag. (Only after stopping at the store to buy Owen some new teddy bear slippers- only the necessities, people). I am constantly waiting in anticipation. I have mentally decided there will not be "back to school" for me come Monday. I have a million thoughts flying!
As a matter of fact I wasn't able to sleep well last night because I was simply waiting for contractions to begin or my water to break. Of course, this was a sure way to guarantee none of those things would be occurring and all I ended up with was feeling pretty exhausted when I got up around 7:30. I did wake up around 4 am once with a contraction that lasted about a minute...then nothingness. Needless to say, I was so excited that sleep was pretty much a lost cause afterwards!
The fun doesn't stop there! I decided to take Sawyer for a two mile walk this morning, I ran some errands and picked up the house (again). Now, I'm really exhausted.
How long does labor usually take to kick in once 4 cm is reached? Google is a scary place and I read it can take weeks! Any thoughts, momma's?
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