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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Week 39 Day 6 - Pre-Labor 3 c.m. Dilated


My wife was up about every hour last night. She was having pretty painful period-like cramps. I heard her a few times, but I managed to still get a decent night's sleep.

I went to work and my wife had to drop off her 24-hour urine collection at her doctor's office this morning. When she got there he wanted to do a quick exam to see if her blood pressure was now at a better level. All was normal, and her swelling had gone down, so he was very pleased with the results. While talking to her, she explained that she had been up all night with cramping, so he did an internal exam as well. He discovered that she had dilated another 1.5cm (within the last 2 days), to a total of 3cm! He said she is in "pre-labor".

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Since last night she has noticed she has been excreting a lot of discharge/mucus which she thinks is the "plug" starting to come out.  When she came home from her doctors and used the restroom, she noticed a faint streak of pink in this mucus.  Some hour or so later after more cramping she used the restroom again and noticed a lot more blood when she wiped.  She was so excited hoping this was the start of "the show" and that she'll hopefully be going into active labor within the next 24-48 hours.

We are getting pretty anxious and I hope so as I am home from work tomorrow and that would be just perfect.

We ran to Target and got some last minute necessities, for the hospital bags and to organize and store some more things in the garage... Now that baby could be making her grand debut any day we need to make sure we have as much room around here as possible.  I didn't want to run to the store at first but of course my wife spoiled me with a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, it was my first of many this season, so can't complain that I was dragged along.... How horrible!

We're watching some college football and going to be finishing up some of these never ending house chores.  Getting ready for this baby's arrival and anxiously awaiting this night out! Tomorrow could possibly be the last "pregnancy" post.....

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