Friday, March 27, 2009

Dilating

Dr. F has stopped in for another check-in. She checked my cervix and I am 2-3 cm dilated and 80% effaced. So we are making progress! She checked Carleigh's position on the ultrasound and she is still where she needs to be. Contractions are getting stronger and more uncomfortable. I will probably end up with an epidural at some point simply because I know how beneficial it was during Kyndra's labor to help relax me and dilate my cervix quicker. On another note, I seem to be staying pretty calm and in check today, which has actually surprised me. I thought maybe I'd be more emotional but I'm not. Perhaps that is God working and all the prayers from so many people.

18 comments:

Lindsay said...

You are continually in my thoughts and prayers! Stay strong.

Sarah (Lovemy918-CM) said...

Its good to hear your holding up well! This is such a difficult situation, and yet you remain so strong. Keep it up momma! You will meet your precious angel soon!

The Balduccis said...

Stay strong Holly, I know god will do what is right for you and your family!

Betty said...

I do believe that it is all the prayers that are getting you through. i would be a wreck...I know i was with Luke. Ugh. I am so thankful that things are going so well! Thank you so much for the update!
We are praying for you!

I keep trying to keep Landon updated, but all I get is "i have no idea what you are talking about! Just tell me when she has the kid!" Crazy men.

The Woollard Family said...

Stay strong Holly, and it seems like you are doing just so. Carleigh is trying to stay in there as long as possible. I'll be praying with Bailey Alyse tonight before she goes down for bed and you will be the first person we pray for.

♥Heather (Mom2BaileyAlyse)

Laura said...

Won't be much longer, mama! Focus on that Burger King LOL...
Yea, plus the epidural will allow you to relax and sleep a bit too. I didn't want one, but once I hit hour 41 of labor, I didn't care anymore!
IMO, your mind is focused on taking care of Carleigh. Your body & mind are focusing on the labor to make sure that it is good & safe so that she is safe.
Keep on truckin', girl!
Hugs, Laura (emslala)

Amber (angel07bear) said...

That's great news to hear you're starting to progress and dialate more. You are constantly in my thoughts. I have been praying all day.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you are doing great! Hang in there. You are making me so hungry too. Ha Ha. I have been keeping up with this all day. We hope everything goes well. Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you all. Love, Felicia Fisher.

Anonymous said...

Holly-
It's getting closer. Hang in there, it sounds like you're doing great. I'll be thinking about you.
-Kylee

Mellissa (ilovemyjo2 on Cafemom) said...

Still praying for you guys! Seems like things are going smoothly, I come and check in every couple of hours! I am going to go over to Cafemom and remind everyone to come and check your blog on the due in April group! Sending thoughts and prayers your way!

Nikki (HayliesMomma15 on cafemom) said...

Just wanted u to know that I am still here. Bouncing back and forth between here and cafemom (to entertain myself). Sounds like things are going well so far. Keep it up! I am contiuously thinking about you and Carleigh!

~Nikki

Anonymous said...

I believe all of our prayers are working! My Grandaughter was diagnosed with Anencephaly and she is due to be born the end of July. We are so inspired by your spirituality and your great outlook on what is before you!! Bless you all, and my wish is for you to have as much time with your precious little angel Carleigh!! You my friend, are truly an inspiration for all who is going through this same situation. We will love our babies and know they are Gods little angels!! I will be looking forward to seeing your precious liite girl!!!
God Bless you and your family....

Lori...Nana to Jillian diagnosed with Anencephaly. Due 7-30-09.

Alissa said...

God is wish you and so are all of us- we are all here for you and thinking of you Holly. We all love you and love how great of a mother you are to your girls! Thank you for keeping up posted on the birth of your angel- we really appreatie it! Your so strong~

Anonymous said...

We are all still here and praying for you all and baby girl Carleigh! Please continue to keep us posted through the night as much as possible. I LOVE YOU! ~Dawn

Anonymous said...

I've been following all day May god Bless you and your family I have been praying for you guys

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Anonymous said...

I just came across your blog from CM and I'm sitting here in tears. I'm so sorry for everything that you're going through. You are an amazingly strong woman and I look up to you for that, even though I don't know you. I can't get you or your little Carleigh out of my thoughts. I pray that you have as much time with her as possible. Stay strong mama, and huge hugs.

Anonymous said...

i've been following your progress all day. i've been thinking and praying alot for you and your family. you'll be holding your sweet baby soon. keep up the good work! - wuoriomom (cm)

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