Three Weeks Left! Eek.

October 10, 2008

Great news! Binary Boy is definitely still head down, confirmed via a quick ultrasound today at my 37-week prenatal appointment. Also, for all 2 of you who know “pregnancy speak”, here’s where I’m at:

  • Baby has engaged or “dropped”
  • He is at -1 Station
  • I am 1/2 centimeter dilated already*

Also, my normal Braxton Hicks contractions have been more often, much longer, more uncomfortable and somewhat painful. In addition, I’ve been having false labor pains in my back. On the tune of about 1-2 an hour. Sometimes, they migrate to my abdomen, which is a good sign and means I am more than likely continuing to dilate.

In a nutshell, and for those of you who read this and felt like they were reading Greek, it means everything is going accordingly! w00t! Probably time to get that bag packed sometime soon, hmm?

*I know 1/2 centimeter doesn’t seem like much, but considering that Binary Boy has been breech up until this past Wednesday, the fact that I’m dilated at all is a super great sign. Typically, the baby’s head pushing on the opening of the cervix is what helps dilation occur (in conjunction with contractions, and, of course, hormones), so it means that during the past 2 days his head has helped in dilation. If it continues at this rate, well, he could be born right on time. :heart:

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Belle October 11, 2008 at 3:27 pm

YAY!!!

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Binary Blonde October 12, 2008 at 9:56 am

@ Belle – That’s exactly how I feel, too! :-)

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Jessica Gottlieb October 12, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Hey there Slim,

I’m glad he flipped. Don’t let them carve you up just so they don’t miss their dinner dates.

xoxo
Jess

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Bobby October 12, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Mazel Tov!

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Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) October 13, 2008 at 8:28 pm

Hooray! I’m so glad Binary Boy is still head down. Good, good, good news!

P.S. I speak “pregnancy speak,” so I was right there with you. :)

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katelin October 14, 2008 at 7:34 pm

woo woo! so exciting. i can’t believe he’s coming so soon. woo.

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Bug October 15, 2008 at 9:37 pm

I haven’t the foggiest what any of that means but I’m excited for you!! *big bug hugs*

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