Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Due Date & Having Contractions UPDATE #1

My OB determined that I'm STILL only 1cm dilated and 75% effaced. Boo...I was hoping to hear that more had changed now that I've been having contractions for 12 + hours.

He sent us home saying that this early labor could continue for 12-18 hours or things could turn quickly and I could start progressing faster. Only time will tell.

We are to call him if my contractions become more intense (I feel they are already headed in that direction since he checked me...ouch) or if they get closer together. Right now I'm contracting about 60 seconds every 5-9 minutes.

We called our doula on the way to the OB to give her an update (since we had only been texting earlier today) and I learned that she is already at the hospital with another mama who is getting ready to push. We signed off quickly and I told her I would be in touch when we knew anything. I've texted her and have yet to hear back. I'm sure she's in the midst of delivery with her other client. Yikes...I wonder how many hours she's already been awake?? We'll see how this goes as well.

I'm going to try to get some rest now since it appears I have a long night ahead of me. I'll update as things change....


  1. Best of luck! Hope things start to progress quickly!

  2. Hang in there, Cilla! I hope things speed along so you aren't contracting for too long before progress starts being made. I've been thinking of you all day! Thanks for keeping us posted! I promise to stalk your blog faithfully. ;)

  3. Come on Cervix!!! Hope those contractions are starting to make a big difference. Things can change quickly, so you never know! :)

  4. Very exciting!! Hope it goes fast! I'll be checking back for more updates on Miss Morgan:)

  5. You're in LABOR!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!!!! Morgan is going to be here really soon! Woo hoo!!
    Love and prayers to you that it all goes well. I will be thinking about you all night and day!