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This baby just needs a swift kick in the ass

Posted Oct 22 2008 4:51pm

My due date is in 4 days. I am not in labor, but I am bored and inpatient.

Saw my doctor yesterday. Blood pressure: good, weight: good, urine: good, baby heartbeat: good, baby size: good, baby position: good.

Everything good. The baby is low, my cervix is very soft and thin and I am dilated 2-3 centimeters. So basically, this baby just needs a swift kick in the ass and I should be in horribly painful labor at any moment.

Since the baby is super low, it hurts to walk. Not just walking around trying to get labor started, but walking to the bathroom. Which I have a need to do every 12 minutes. I don't actually have to pee every 12 minutes, I just think I do. Lots of false alarms, like I'm a newly potty-trained 2 year old. Nothing is more annoying than franticly searching for a public restroom only to find out that you didn't really need to pee at all.

I am on constant water break watch. Since the baby is low, there's lots of pressure. Of course, that's no guarantee that my water will break at all soon, but it's awfully hard to get my mind wrapped around the concept that I can feel like this and not spring some sort of leak.

The doctor seems to think I'll go into labor some time this weekend, right around my due date. But just in case she's wrong, she said to come in on Monday and we'll schedule a date to induce. I was excited for all of a minute until I realized that she said we could schedule a date, a date, who knows when that is? I'm hoping that day, but I doubt it. She could have meant schedule the date for when I'm 42 weeks. Hell, I already knew we were going to do that if I was still pregnant.

I just have to sit around and attempt to be patient. At least I know that I won't be pregnant for more than 17 more days.

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