Monday, July 5, 2010


Lately I have had some signs that this baby is coming soon, and it's freaking me out! We aren't ready! Everyone told me I would probably go late because it was my first, and that is what they typically do. But just this past week, I have "dropped", I am 1 cm dilated and 60% effaced, and yesterday I think I lost my mucus plug (I hate that word-sounds so yuck, which it was!) I think this means that I am dilating more!

The problem is JJ and I haven't finished our birthing/coaching book (he's been out of town a lot lately) and unfortunately our doula we hired lost her husband unexpectedly last week. So I'm not sure where that leaves us with her. I would really like her to still attend our birth, but I'm not sure where she stands on that, and I want to be sensitive to her situation, but this weighs heavily on my mind. If I knew he wasn't going to come for another few weeks, I would be more chill about it, but I'm not so sure anymore.

I packed my bag (as much as I could) this evening after I lost the plug. I figured it might be smart to do that! We also did more work in our Bradley Method Childbirth book. We are almost done! We just need to practice more too. If this baby could just hold on for another 2 weeks or so, I would be happy and feel a lot more prepared. We will see!

1 comment:

  1. Here is a secret that took me over 70 weeks of pregnancy to finally learn - perhaps you already know it: The mucus plug can regenerate! When the baby drops, his head can make you lose some of your mucus plug (or most of it) and just regrow replacement until he is ready to be born.

    Of course there is also the fact that you can be dilated for weeks and weeks and not go into labor (I was 4-5 cm for over a month with my second!)

    So all of that to say: try to rest in the Lord! He knows when the perfect time for little baby J to be born is! That's what you've been praying for all along! If you need an emergency doula, perhaps the one you've planned on could suggest a friend? or a friend who has successfully navigated natural birth could substitute? You will do GREAT! Even without an extra week or two of practice.