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7721203 tn?1468443229

❤ 38w4d, 70% effaced, 1 cm dilated! ❤

update, update, update: OB appointment today went great.. I've had A LOT of tightening, contractions, back pain, etc. & on the way there I literally told my fiancé, word for word, "ALL I want/need is 1 cm to tell me that things are moving along.. that's all I want. just ONE!" well, I got exactly what I asked for!! lol

I'm still working, I'm exhausted, and again.. these BH, contractions, cramps, whatever you want to call them are at least still proof that things are progressing. my OB says I'm just in the beginning stages of my body preparing for his birth.. that's fine with me!

Colby Lee is absolutely head down, pushing pushing pushing, my OB said he's super low, just waiting on him to be "ready" - I'm in no rush, and I'm fine with being as patient as possible.

is it easy? no. my belly gets as hard as a rock, and as thankful as I am to be ALL belly.. being ALL belly still hurts!!! lol I can't roll over without it hurting.. I feel like my period is trying to start.. only 10 times as strong, my back feels just as uncomfortable, my feet & ankles get so swollen sometimes I can feel the fluid in them, I can't roll over without moaning & groaning, and I'm just plain TIRED! the best part? I'd go through this all over again because it's all been and it'll all be worth it. it's comforting knowing that I've been blessed with a healthy baby boy, who has SOOO many people waiting for him to enter this world, but I.. me.. and myself only.. have been able to cherish these past 9 months with him.. alone. I can't wait to see his face, and if waiting it all I have to do? then that's what I'll do. I've surprisingly gotten up to 150lbs. which is AWESOME considering my colon disease, and again.. ALL BELLY! woohoo!!

thank you God for our sweet, sweet baby boy.. I'll continue updating.. literally having a contraction as we speak, so I'm going to lay it down for a little while. love you ladies!! ❤ (((:
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Avatar universal
Omgoodness, you popped into my head as I prayed for all of the pregnant ladies. I'm so glad that you and Colby are doing well. This update couldn't have came at a better time. :) I'm waiting on you Colby....
8101930 tn?1420001456
Aww How exciting! I bet you'll be going into labor soon!  Can't wait to hear your birth story! :)
7721203 tn?1468443229
@Candy_T: awwwe, you've crossed my mind so many times.. and thank you! we're doing great.. just so anxious! I took his diaper bag, my bag, and had the car seat in the car today! lol we'll be doing the same thing monday.. I'll keep you updated ma'am!!! (((:

@Schmalzy: I surely hope so.. I can at least wait until 40 weeks (which doesn't seem to be an issue with him either lol!), but whenever he's ready.. I can't believe I'll have a birth story soon?! can't wait to share it though! ((:
Avatar universal
Cant wait to hear ur birth story! Keep us updated!
7721203 tn?1468443229
@Chas31: awe, I definitely will!! ((: ♥
8654668 tn?1412565128
Yay! So close momma! :)..cant wait 2 hear ur labor story! Good luck and best wishes
Avatar universal
Yea!!! Congrats mama :)  I have an apt tomorrow  @ 38+3 to check for any progression and do a membrane sweep if possible.  Hoping for some good news!!!!  I'm still feeling pretty great but would loooooove to have any progression on exam tomorrow :)
Avatar universal
Any sign of ur mucus plug yet??? I'm thinking I haven't dilated yet bc I haven't seen it yet?? Just wondering!
7721203 tn?1468443229
@hellojojo2200: I know! I'm so excited to share it too.. ahh, so nervous, but I've got this! thank youuuu!

@smcdsmcd: thank you!!! & let me know how your appointment goes! & that's all I wanted.. was SOME sign of progression, so I can't complain lol - NO sign of my mucus plug yet. I had some thick discharge, but that's about it. I've gotten some serious contractions though, so who knows where things will be by monday! I've had a couple of procedures done to my cervix, so we're praying that doesn't interfere with me dilating! I'll keep you updated, please do that same!!!!! ((:
7818018 tn?1406154441
So happy and excited for you. Good luck with everything
7721203 tn?1468443229
@Pattyann215: thank you so much!! ((:
Avatar universal
Oh hope your cervix behaves!!  Sounds like it's doing a good job so far! Here's hoping it continues to go perfectly!!!  I had my apt this afternoon (38+3) and am almost 1cm dilated, station is 0, and early effacement.  Doc did a membrane sweep also and will repeat this weekly hoping to keep me from going past dates!  I'm pretty confident he's going to stay in there for at least another week of not longer but was stoked to hear of at least some progress!!!! I can't believe we're almost there!!!!! So crazy, this has just flown by! Hope u continue to feel well and things move along quickly for u!
7721203 tn?1468443229
ahh, a membrane sweep.. I'm going to ask about that this monday! I wouldn't mind making it to 40 weeks though because I'd actually get my last paycheck that day lol! - I can't believe we're almost there either.. I'm praying for us daily, and I'm sooooo excited!! I hope things continue to go well for both of us.. keep me updated!!!!!! (((:
8654668 tn?1412565128
Im pretty much at the same point..38w1d 75%effaced and 1cm dilated :)..yay us!
7721203 tn?1468443229
@hellojojo2200: yayyyy! I can't wait to see if things have progressed on monday.. since I'll be 39w3d.. curious if they'll do a membrane sweep? ahh, so exciting! ((:
Avatar universal
Yay that's exciting!! I hope all goes well for you!! Good luck and I'll watch for the update!
7953414 tn?1400159930
It's so nice to hear how thankful you are despite the fact that everything hurts you. So refreshing to read this because at this point all I hear is women complain about being tired of being pregnant.
Avatar universal
I also agree with patty1848! I hope when I get to where your at I'll feel the same way!
7721203 tn?1468443229
awe, thank y'all! & yes, it's tough some days, but all in all I'm blessed! I wouldn't dare rush such a miracle.. I'll miss this feeling one day, so I'm embracing every second!! everything DOES hurt lol!! BUTTTT it's so worth it.. I'll definitely keep everyone updated! can't believe I'll be 39 weeks friday?! (((:
8654668 tn?1412565128
We r soo close ..:)..I have my moments where im just so done..but I know ill miss being pregnant when it's over..It's such a special time..and such a wonderful cause :)..congrats keep us updated octobermommy22 :)
8654668 tn?1412565128
Iv got a baby boy on the way 2 :)
7678907 tn?1400809113
Home stretch! I love how positive and upbeat you are. I'm just ready to be done, haha,
Avatar universal
Def ask about a membrane sweep!  I am hoping to go the full 40 also- mostly bc of hubby's work schedule. He has 3 weeks off starting on the due date and I really want him home with me from day one bc family lives far away :)  but today doc told me most ftms go past dates and doing serial membrane sweeps statistically will help to prevent u from going so far past and avoid an induction. He said he did not expect it to put me into labor, but hopes it will help to ripen the cervix over the next 1.5 weeks. Hope so!!!  Let me know what ur doc says about it, keep in touch!  We're almost there :)
7721203 tn?1468443229
@hellojojo2200: lol I know I'll miss my belly.. some days are miserable, but I still smile knowing I'm going to do it again! lol congrats on your baby BOY.. gosh, I can't wait for my momma's boy! ((:

@coachsymons: lol!!! I TRY, Lord knows I try to be as upbeat as possible!

@smcdsmcd: I can't wait to ask about the sweep Monday.. 39 weeks today, and I'm just tired.. not miserable, but tired. 40 weeks is fine with me, but geez.. I don't want to go over! haha I'm praying for both of us, and I'll absolutely update soon! ((:
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