Friday, March 10, 2006

What Is That Crunching Sound??

The much-anticipated ultrasound to check on the recalcitrant placenta happened this morning. It turned into a rather unexpected (and I must say most uncomfortable) date with dildocam on account of not being able to move Spudly's head out of the way. Even with the camera stuck up there they still couldnt see much, but it appears that the main body of the placenta is well away from the cervical os, and there may be a tiiiny sliver of placenta about 3cm from the opening , but its really hard to tell with a huge scone pressing on the cervix.

So far 3 out of 3 non medically trained women think this means he's fully engaged.

What I want to know is if this means labour is imminent or if I can still expect another two weeks of waddling around and trying to get out of my own way? Should I be washing out my peejays tonight and packing the snack bag? Dr Google does not seem to want to give me answers to these vital questions. Why choose NOW to be the silent brooding type, huh???

It's dawned on me over the course of the day that I'm not actually ready for this. Hmmm....

9 comments:

  1. even if you go 10 days over the due date, I don't think anyone's totally ready for it either. It's too huge a leap to make, until it's forced on you [by the baby of course]. & congrats on the placenta moving.

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  2. Jacqueline2:09 am

    I gave birth 10 days past my edd and I still didn't have a hospital bag packed.

    Unfortunately engagement will not tell you how soon you will go into labour, but it is still a positive sign that things are progressing exactly as they should. :-)

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  3. Getting ready for takeoff! :) Hooray for that placenta playing nice nice and getting outta the way.

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  4. I have no idea...just wanted to say I love Spudly's room! You did a GREAT job all by yourself! Spudly will love it, and maybe won't mind if mama sleeps in there too :-)

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  5. Hehe . . . we keep having more and more in common these days. My placenta was kind enough to move, too. And as of Tuesday (35 weeks) my daughter's head is firmly wedged on my cervix. I hope that is good news I don't have to waddle around for another month either. Maybe a few more weeks would be good.

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  6. I vote for March 14!

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  7. See, if you managed to wait till the 18th Spudboy and I would share a birthday. Garanty to success, I tell you.

    If you're serious abt having changed your mind just keep your legs firmly together and wave a muppet toy 3 times abv your head, couterclock-wise. It worked for my cousin's friend's co-worker.

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  8. See, if you managed to wait till the 18th Spudboy and I would share a birthday. Garanty to success, I tell you.

    If you're serious abt having changed your mind just keep your legs firmly together and wave a muppet toy 3 times abv your head, couterclock-wise. It worked for my cousin's friend's co-worker.

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  9. I vote for March 14!

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