Thursday, October 22, 2009

The loneliest number

Disclaimer: If words like dilation, labor, etc are too much information for you then go ahead and stop reading now!

I started my weekly doctor visits yesterday. Whoohoo- really more like Ugh. It does help the time go by faster because you feel like you are constantly going to the doctor. But it is just a headache for me. And even worse this time around because I have to figure out a babysitter for each visit.

Now back to the title. Let me give a little background. Sariah was induced at a week late. When I started my weekly visits with her, they said you are dilated to a 1. I was so happy that I was making progress. That was until I went in the next week and was a 1. Then the next week was a 1. Then the next week was a 1 . All the while having Braxton Hicks- that apparently did NOTHING! Since even the day I went to be induced, I was having contractions and was surprise, surprise a ONE!!!


So I’ve decided that 1 is the loneliest number. And yes yesterday felt pretty lonely! As they did my check, and bless the doctor’s heart as she happily announced I was dilated to a 1. She was so positive saying that meant I was starting to make progress and it was a good sign, yada yada. I tried to put on a happy face for her, but was disappointed inside. Hopefully this doesn’t mean the same trend will happen.

I know I should be happy that I wasn’t a 0. That would have really stunk! But I thought with all the sporadic contractions and discomfort I’m experiencing surely I would be a 2. Better luck next week I suppose!

8 comments:

Shauna said...

been there done that!! except i was walking around dilated to a 5 and couldn't get going. They eventually come out the numbers mean nothing. I would LOVE to watch Sariah if your appointments are after 11:15.

Alaska Law said...

With Trent, they induced me at 8 days late and I was dilated to a 5. It just stinks and there is NOTHING you can do. Good luck! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Kate said...

Hang in there Sammy! I can't wait to meet the new edition when I'm home! :)

Tina said...

'Cute post. I feel for ya, sis! 'Hope your wait isn't extra long. 'Best wishes! :)

kristin elaine said...

Hang in there. I know it is hard and no matter what we say it is still hard. You are in my prayers for a healthy labor.

Cat said...

sooo...what you're saying is sending large dialtions your way didn't so a thing!!? I need to talk to my telepathy counciler!

Lisa said...

Keep in mind the number is just a guestimate. They don't actually take a ruler and measure. So, even if they say your still a one next time, you could be a little bit more than 1. What you need is to have the next person who measures you have really skinny fingers. That way their fingers will seem farther apart and you'll get a bigger dilation number. :)
Hand in there.

Lisa said...

Oops. that was supposed to say hang in there. sorry.