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Friday, June 30, 2006

June 2006

6/22/2006 5:59:10 PM
Better News...
I just had my apt and I am now 2+ cm dialated and about 70% effaced. At least I made progress! The nurse did something called sweeping the membranes which sometimes speeds up labor, so we'll see! It is pretty much up to Cole at this point.
6/15/2006 4:18:57 PM
Strange...
Quick update.. I actually don't have a bladder infection. Another doctor looked at the results and he says I don't have one.. Who knows. I'm still taking a preventative antibiotic so I don't get any more infections.
6/14/2006 5:13:48 PM
The doctor apt today went fine. No news. Still 1 cm dialted, 50% effaced. Now we're just waiting for Cole to decide to come out!

I do have another bladder infection which I'm not very happy about. I'm anxious to not be pregnant anymore so I can stop having bladder infections!

Other than that, all is well.
6/9/2006 10:52:34 AM
Hello Everyone
Yesterday I had a doctors apt and found out that I am dilated 1 cm and am 50% effaced (meaning my cervix is half way thinned out). This is good news! I could be this way for weeks, but I'm happy to hear that it has at least started! Cole's head is right there so that is good news. Hopefully I keep progressing. I have been trying to stay active which is supposed to help make progress. Yesterday I swam for 2 hours and went on a really long walk with Matt. I'm gonna try to do that everyday.

Tuesday we had a breast feeding class.. Matt wasn't too excited to go, but I'm glad he did. I learned a lot about it and am a little less afraid to do it. This weekend we have labor and childbirth classes on Saturday and Sunday. I'm not looking forward to them because they will pretty much take up our whole weekend. But I'm sure that I'll feel better about everything after learning about it, so it should be worth it.

Well, that is all for now. I'll update again after my next apt (Wednesday).
6/4/2006 10:26:16 AM
Baby Shower!
Yesterday was our baby shower with family and some friends. We had a lot of fun and got a ton of baby stuff. We pretty much have everything we need now for Cole!! Now we are just sitting around waiting for him to come!

I've been having false labor a lot lately. On Thursday I had contractions for an hour that were five minutes apart. Then later that night I had them for an hour that were 10 minutes apart. I've had it happen a few times since then too and it is getting pretty old! I'm so anxious to actually go in labor that it is driving me crazy! Overall I'm pretty uncomfortable these days. I only sleep about 6 hours a night which is kind of hard to get used to. My body gets sore or I start having contractions so I end up just getting up. Hopefully I will have him early and get this over with! Anyway, that is about all for now.
6/1/2006 5:51:04 AM
June Already!
I had another doctors appointment on Friday. It went pretty much as expected. The doctor was really nice, we liked her a lot! I passed out while she was talking to me which was pretty scary, but I'm fine. I just don't do well when it is hot and they didn't have any air flowing in that room. They got me some ice water and put cold, wet rags on my body and I was better.
The doctor said that I should be taking an antibiotic once a day for the rest of the pregnancy. She said generally if you have 2 or more infections during a pregnancy, they will want you on one just to prevent another infection. I've been paranoid about getting another one so that is good. She also said that Cole is head down! Hopefully he'll stay that way now.

Tomorrow is my last day of work for the summer. I'm very much looking forward to getting more rest and just having a little time at home before he comes.

That is about it for now. I'll update more after the baby shower.
:) -Jessa