We’re At Your Cervix, Ma’am

We were called and went to the hospital at 8 p.m. A cheery nurse did an exam and said I was one centimeter dilated, 60% effaced (up from 10% last week), and the baby was much lower. All good. In fact, she said I was in the ideal stage for the gel and induction.

She monitored me awhile and then administered the prostaglandin gel at 9:15. Then I was monitored for two hours to see how I reacted (and how baby is doing). Within 15 minutes of the dose I felt a steady, low-grade ache like menstrual cramps. The gel was doing its work (and still is).

At 11:15 we were sent home with instructions to call at 6:30 a.m. to see if there is room for us. As happened Wednesday night, if they are full, they’ll call us in as soon as there’s a room.

We were advised to get some sleep if possible. I aim to do that as soon as I hit “publish.”

Thank you for all the loving comments on the previous post. They really helped. After I wrote that I took a CD my parents sent — Music for Little People’s 20th Anniversary Lullaby Collection — and listened to it while lying down. Sweet dreams.

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8 Comments on “We’re At Your Cervix, Ma’am”

  1. Karen Says:

    I am the one holding your hand.

  2. acm Says:

    very exciting that there’s been no update — hope that means you’re busy at the hospital! our thoughts are with you!!

  3. Eden Says:

    Enjoy your experience. Looking forward to the details and photos :)

  4. Liora Says:

    I’m with you, too. I’ve been thinking about you all day. This is so exciting! Thanks for sharing your awesome experience with us.

  5. Kristen-Marie Says:

    What a cute title!

  6. Melissa Says:

    Smiles, hugs and blessings! the clock’s ticking

  7. Jennifer Says:

    We were thinking about you guys today and thought we would check your blog to find out if there was any news. Sounds like you are in the home stretch – maybe by the time you read this you will be holding your new treasure in your arms… Looking forward to updates. All the best, Jenn and Dave Mac

  8. Joyce Says:

    Wheee!