Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Stick a fork in her, SHE'S DONE!

Today marks a very important milestone for Baby Ava. She's 37 weeks gestation and is considered FULL TERM!! Woo Hoo!! I thought we'd never get to this point!
Ken went in yesterday for surgery to repair his deviated septum and to also have his Uvula removed. He's been recovering over the last 24 hours... I've been playing nurse (too bad they don't make those little nurse outfits in maternity sizes!). The surgery was necessary to put an end to his severe snoring (yes, it's that bad). And with Ava on the way, he needed to do something if we're going to remain married. I can't very well take Tylenol PM's and sleep with ear plugs when I need to be able to hear a newborn. So... the poor guy had to go under the knife for me. He's been a trooper though... eating plenty of soup, hot tea, applesauce and pudding. He's craving a cheeseburger but that's definitely a no-no. I told him I could throw one in a blender but he didn't like that idea very much.
I go to visit the Doctor tomorrow. During last weeks' visit, I had my first internal exam... where she discovered that I'm 50% effaced and 1/2 cm dilated. This probably means nothing actually... considering women walk around for weeks being 100% effaced and multiple cm dilated. But either way, we were thrilled to hear that she's making some progress. I've got my fingers crossed that she'll have even more tomorrow... but I'm not holding my breath. I still haven't "dropped" yet and they say that is necessary before you get close. So.... the waiting continues.

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