It's been a few days, but we thought we'd wait until after the echo yesterday and the OB appointment today and update on them both at the same time.
Before I do that, I just want to say how grateful we are that the heating and air-conditioning crews have been working hard the last couple of days to get the heat regulated more evenly. I guess we weren't the only ones who were melting! Last night was pure heaven - the pregnant woman and menopausal woman slept peacefully while Shawn slept with my housecoat and Sadie's quilt draped over top of him!
The fetal echo was really long, as per usual. It was great to have my mom there, she was tickling my hand (I know I'm weird) and keeping me calm while I laid there uncomfortably for over one and a half hours. After it was all over, they informed us that everything looks the same as before and nothing new has happened or changed since the last one. Sadie stayed back at the house with Karen and had a good time playing with all the toys and being spoiled.
Karen left last night after dinner and headed back to see her family. Once I got home from the airport, my braxton hicks started to come more frequently and more intensely. I started to have real contractions in the late evening , nothing too serious yet though. I was up for over an hour with them just after midnight, but was able to sleep through the night.
This afternoon we went to the OB and met my new doctor for the first time. She seems very nice and it's good to know who will be with us for the delivery. She confirmed me that I am indeed having contractions, that I am now 2 cm's dilated and that my cervix has thinned out. She believes I could be in early labour if this continues. It doesn't look like Hope will wait until her due date but it could still be a few days. We're starting to wonder if she'll arrive on April fools day!
If we end up heading to the hospital, we'll be sure to post something for you all to stay updated and pray accordingly.