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27 January 2009

Stretched, Swept & Waiting



Oh yes, I'm still pregnant.

My midwife did a stretch & sweep this afternoon and I'm now almost 2cm dilated. I've had some cramping & I've also lost a little of my plug.

If the little one isn't born by Friday then I'll have a non-stress test up at the hospital, and another membrane sweep done next Wednesday. Cross your fingers that I get to cancel both of those appointments.

I'm still feeling really good & am having contractions, so at least my body is practicing. Take care friends & hopefully I'll have some good news soon.

ps. The sweep wasn't nearly as painful as I'd been warned. Uncomfortable, yes, but not excruciating. It also made me feel like I might accidentally pee on my midwife since my bladder was being squashed from all directions.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Elaine said...

I discovered your blog via The Noisy Plume's. I love that you are documenting your pregnancy and hope your little one makes her debut soon!

January 27, 2009 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Thanks for visiting, Elaine! I hope the little one hurries up -- she's already in control of our every thought & movement --- it will be fabulous to hold her at last :)

January 28, 2009 at 12:05 AM  
Blogger Heart Felt said...

I had that done with Charlie, it was very strange...but it worked! Don't be surprised if you are in labor by tomorrow! xx Good luck! xx

January 28, 2009 at 1:09 AM  
Blogger jane b said...

you're in my thoughts! seriously, every once in awhile i'm like, "OH! desiree could be having her baby right now!" haha.

January 28, 2009 at 1:34 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I've been reading your blog for a while, I'm not even sure how I found it now! But have found myself checking in a couple of times a day recently to see how you are doing. Hope you're not waiting too much longer, and good luck! :)

January 28, 2009 at 4:27 AM  
Blogger heartshapedbox said...

yep I keep checking to see if she's here... what does "stretching & sweeping" entail? I'm getting all these visuals in my mind but I have no clue what it is, I've never heard that term.

January 28, 2009 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Basically they stretch your cervix a bit and try to stimulate the area to produce labour inducing hormones :) Doesn't always work, but can definitely help :)

January 28, 2009 at 4:19 PM  

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