Friday, December 15, 2006


I awoke this morning at 4:30 to some pretty decent contractions. They aren't super regular, but they're fairly intense. My doc checked me (I was scheduled to see her today anyway), and I'm dilated to a good 2 cm. Not that it gets me too riled up, because I could hang out at 2 for weeks. But it's something. Apparently now everyone's into predicting when I'll go. So far I have a "before Christmas" from Kim; "definitely before your due date" from Sherry; and "soon" from Rob. Anyone else?

I guess the question now is, am I (and is the baby) ready? I'm 36 weeks tomorrow, which is practically full term. 37 weeks would really be better, but we won't be stopping any labor that starts on its own at this point.

At least my BP was a little better today. A little. And I've got 10 days off now, so there's no excuse for not taking it easy, I guess.

By the way, contractions hurt!