Sunday, July 27, 2008

Early Labor

After spending six hours at the hospital this morning it was determined that I am in "early labor", rather than "active labor". The contractions are still coming about two to five minutes apart, but they aren't super strong or lasting quite long enough to change the cervix. I left the hospital dilated to 1cm, and only 25% effaced. Translation: I still have quite a long ways to go. Early labor typically lasts between twelve and twenty-four hours. The doctor actually wanted to induce me right then and there, but the wonderful nurse told her that we'd like to get some rest (since we didn't get any last night), and so we were given the chance to go home and let active labor begin on its own. The only catch is that if it doesn't, then we have to be back at 6:00am tomorrow for the induction. I am currently at 41 weeks & 1 day... and I guess according to the hospital that means its time! I'm not really going to argue too much there, because it's been a long wait- but I'm really glad we have the chance let this progress naturally first! So hopefully we will be back, sometime today... but for now I'm going to try and get some much needed rest. It looks as though we have a big day ahead of us quite soon.


Kim said...

Good luck! I hope everything goes smoothly!

Jillian said...

that's awesome...yay! yay! yay!