Within the week.
I am told that I’m 1 cm dilated, cervix is still long, but these are contractions! The doctor said that I could be heading back tonight, but likely sometime within the week. He doesn’t think I’ll be making my next ultrasound appointment on Tuesday.
Babies are adorable. Banana will be first out, and she’s weighing just over 6 pounds! Apple showed us her very healthy, very chubby cheeks and she is weighing about 5.5 pounds. Because we are over 35 weeks and the babies are such a good size, the doctor didn’t think I needed the shot to mature their lungs. They might need a “little extra attention”, but we’ve passed the hurdles!
Not going to lie – I’m terrified. And in so much pain. I have no clue when they are coming, and apparently I’m not a fan of surprises. I’m supposed to go back if the contractions are regular for an hour and/or when they become stronger. And the topper is that there isn’t anything to do for the pain, I have to just deal with it for now. 1 cm dilated doesn’t get me admitted to the hospital and on the drugs, no matter how much I want it. It could be a few hours, or a few days, or a couple weeks. The only other instructions I was given was to pack my hospital bags and keep my husband close.
If the pain doesn’t keep me awake, the fear will!
UPDATE: we’ve been home for 5ish hours and I’ve lost my mucous plug!