Hey, Internet peeps! So our appointment this morning wasn't quite what we expected, only because our doctor ended up not being there. So we weren't able to get a good read on what the week might hold. Polka was moving like crazy and so it was hard to get a good read on the non-stress test, but from what it looked like, Polka is still a happy camper. I haven't made any progress whatsoever; I'm still 1 cm dilated and 40% effaced. I go back in Wednesday afternoon for another exam and non-stress test. We do know, however, that on Wednesday we're looking at likely scheduling something by the end of the week, if not early next week: either an induction if I'm at least 3-4 cm dilated and have made some significant progression, or a c-section if I haven't made much progression. I'm still processing everything right now...I'm not sure what to think about it all. No contractions today yet...just lots of Polka moving and stretching. Thanks for all the comments of love, encouragement, and cheering on! As for tonight, we'll be catching some more 24 and maybe some spicy Mexican food from Chuy's!
Any of you catch 24 last night? Oh. My. Word. Jack Bauer is back, baby! He's sure been missed. And if watching the second half of the intense season premiere tonight doesn't send me into labor, then I don't know what will!
It's been AWESOME having extra days with the hubby and puppy before Polka comes. And the puppy has sure been spoiled. We've played, walked, brought her up into bed with us to watch a movie, and she's been smothered with lovies.
Hubby and I made it out to go baby clothes shopping! Thanks to the recommendation of my dear friend, Lindsey, Matt and I each picked out one outfit for each gender. We first ventured out to find some outfits on Friday night and it ended rather dastardly with me in tears and nothing bought. What was to be a fun date turned into a night of overwhelming pressure that carried through until mid-day Saturday. It was a typical "Meghan" thing to have happen. I was simply gripped by fear, comparison, and the pressure to have everything figured out...yes, about the baby clothes because I had NO idea what I was doing, as well as parenting itself. After Lindsey's sweet, encouraging email in response to my outpouring of emotion, Matt and I felt like we should give it another go, and it turned out much better!
Janie and Jack was having an awesome sale and had a great selection of little girl clothes! I must say, both me and hubby are much more excited about the little girl clothes we bought than we are the boy ones. We ventured over to Baby Gap for the boy clothes. They didn't have that great of a selection, but we still found some cute things. I kept inadvertently saying to Matt, "I can't wait to go shopping for an Easter dress!" But I don't know if I'm gonna go Easter dress shopping yet! I might be shopping for a little Easter suit!