Wednesday, May 28, 2008

T.M.I.

I will warn you all right off the bat that this post falls into the "Too Much Information - T.M.I." category. So...if you don't want to know gross details of my girly parts....please read no further.

First off - had my 38 week appt. today and I am now 3 centimeters dilated. Woohoo!

Then, after lunch I used the restroom and to my surprise had what I guess is called bloody show. I got so friggin excited about this grossness on my tp. I actually screamed "yeah!". But...no one was around to hear me. I then preceeded to skip down the hall and cheerily tell all my female co-workers my news to much excitement and glee on their part. How funny are we women as a species? My mom was especially excited. (yep - I work with my mom - and my dad actually - and my sister and her husband).

So I've done my reading up on this whole bloody business and have found that on average, most people go into labor within a few days of having this appearance. But...of course there are exceptions to every rule and it could mean a big fat nothing. And...as I polled my friends and family, I found mostly that they went into labor within 48 hours of this occuring. One even within 8 hours of it occuring. But then there was the one who ruined it all for me and she went 3 more weeks after seeing it and then had to be induced (But I love you anyway honey, even though your news was a downer). I have also had a lot more pressure going on down there, along with decent cramping now and then.

So my question to all of you is.....what do you think? 48 hours? Or possibly 3 weeks and an induction in my future? Oh how I would love for this baby to come in next few days - I so want that May birthdate and I'm running out of time.

So...please share your gross details with me so I can figure out what to expect here.

11 comments:

alison said...

You have me laughing about telling everyone about your "show"! :)

I don't know about when Greyson will come, but I think you should start a when-is-he-coming poll on here. :) I vote for Friday at 6pm.

Fertilized said...

No advice here- But YAH sounds like progression!

jill said...

Just ignore my data - I'm sure it's throwing off the curve :) And you weren't supposed to know it anyway. I was going to play along like I thought you'd go into labor any MINUTE!

...and you just might! Or maybe you're in labor right now!!!

choose me. . . . love me said...

I never had any bloody show at all until I was in labor and at the hospital for all 3 kids. So I say you are close!

A Little Bit of Joy said...

I say tomorrow 1 pm.

kellg said...

I had bloody show on Saturday and went into labor the following Monday night -- so a little more than 48 hours, but it does mean you're making good progress!

Try to relax and get some rest -- you'll need it.

tracey said...

I'm in that 48b hour window - I'm counting down with you! Hope to not see you at work tomorrow. >: )

Kim said...

One friend has told me bloody show meant you were at 5 cm - that was where she was with both her girls! So I say you are close! I haven't commented much lately, but I've been keeping up with you...yay for baby! :)

Katie said...

I wish that I could help, but all I can say is "Tee Hee!" That's awesome news! No matter what, it means that things are progressing and he will be here before you know it.

I know, I know. Easy to say, right?

Anonymous said...

I thought this blog was for people who have been unlucky? All you pregnant people do you have to pee on this territory too? Give us unfortunate ones a break and go blog some where else. We are sick in tired of you bellies poking us in the face.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

No gross details to share, but hoping that Greyson comes soon!!! HUGS!