Due date eve

So it’s due date eve and we actually have news! Today’s midwife appointment included a cervical check, something we had previously understood they only did when you showed up in labor. I’m not sure if it was because I’m hours away from my due date or because the midwife took pity on us, but in any case, she did one. And lo and behold, I am 3 cm dialated and 80% effaced! I can’t say that the check itself was all that comfortable, but nothing jarring or harsh, just pressure. She said that as she was checking it, it was “melting away” which is another sign that things are progressing. Cupcake’s head was right on my cervix and he was moving it around as she was there.

Strawberry and I are much encouraged by this news. It is reassuring to hear that all the discomfort that I’ve been feeling is amounting to something. Last night was particularly bad, with very broken sleep and a few episodes of cramping and painful contractions. Nothing regular or timable, so still technically “pre-labor”.

Everything else checked out fine at the midwife too. My BP is back to normal, very minimal swelling in my feet and ankles, fundal height, urine, heartbeat, all right on target. We have an appointment for next Tuesday, but we really, really hope that we’ll be there to give birth before then.

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18 responses to “Due date eve

  1. Progress! Hooray! I was thinking about you guys today because you’ve always been exactly weeks ahead of me and I realized “hey, tomorow is their due date!” SO exciting.

  2. So exciting! I will be stalking you from here on out. Good luck and well wishes ladies.

  3. okseriouslyreally

    So glad things are progressing! Seems like little Cupcake is getting ready!! I can’t wait to hear the big announcement. Good luck with l&d. I am sure you both will do great.

  4. yay yay yay! go cupcake, go!!

  5. Anyday…I too will be stalking, so be sure to keep us all updated as it progresses. Cupcake already has a fan club!!!

  6. so exciting! cupcake will be here before you know it, can’t wait to see pictures! i hope you have an easy birth!!

  7. I am so excited. I will be checking your blog all the time. I just can’t wait for the cupcake.

  8. Your little cupcake will be here before you know it. It sounds like you might deliver right on your due date with dilated 3cm. I delivered my youngest on her due date. I am so excited for you both. I hope your labor goes easy for you and strawberry’s positon I do not envy. Its will be hard for her too. I loved your pictures. Thank you for sharing.

  9. wishinghopingpraying

    3 cm is fantastic! Come on out Cupcake.

  10. Good luck!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it real soon :)

  11. Happy Due Date you three! 3 cm is awesome progress–I hope it is the boost you need to get through these last hours/days.

  12. Sounds like it’s right around the corner!! We’re thinking about you!

  13. woohoo! So very exciting! I’ll be checking in regularly now. Good Luck Ladies.

  14. reproducinggenius

    Happy due date! This is so exciting, and I bet you’ll have your little cupcake in your arms well before that appointment. Send you all the best for these next few days! xoxo

  15. Happy due date. So glad to hear that cupcake is making some progress.

  16. OMG! I’m on pins and needles for you guys!

    May I see the pics too?

  17. Happy due date. I have been thinking of you guys today. I really hope you don’t make it to your appointment next week.

  18. So excited for you guys! Your little cupcake is going to be here before you know it.

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