Nov 1, 2011  •  In Aerin, Personal, Pregnancy

7 Centimeters

I continued to have mild contractions for the rest of yesterday, and tried my best to go to sleep despite the discomfort. At around 3am, the contractions started to become quite painful and I began to time them using a contractions app I had downloaded for my phone.

About 45 minutes later, I finally woke up J and we called his parents to come watch Claire so that we could head to the hospital. I was a bit scared that we would be sent back home, because that is what happened last year when I went into labor with Claire — my contractions were not yet regular and I was not dilated enough to be admitted.

But this was the real deal, as my contractions were coming every 3-4 minutes and I was 4cm dilated! I was admitted to labor & delivery at 4:30am this morning.

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It is true what they say about subsequent labors tending to progress faster than the first — within just an hour, I was 6cm dilated and in A LOT of pain.

Luckily, the candy man (aka the anestheseologist) soon arrived and I was administered an epidural. The on-call doctor from my OB practice broke my water, and I am currently writing this on my phone, 7cm dilated and awaiting further progress.

I’m having a baby today!!!

38 Responses to “7 Centimeters”

  1. anks says:

    all the best! and i pray for a lovely healthy baby deux!

  2. Hooray! Can’t wait to see pictures of bebe deux!! :-) Best of luck. :-)

  3. Eek565 says:

    How exciting. My little one’s still inside and overdue by 4 days. She’s rooting for Bebe Deux’s 11/1/11 birthday!

  4. Desarae says:

    Yay! Baby deux knew how badly you wanted her birthday to be November 1st. Congrats! Hope you are both doing well. :)

  5. Vanessa says:

    Omg, congratulations!! I can’t wait to see pictures of Baby Deux!

  6. Lauren says:

    Yay! Can’t wait to see her!

  7. Rose says:

    11/01/11! who says you can’t pick your delivery date? :-)

  8. Sherrie says:

    Ooooh! So exciting! I’m praying for your family!

    Funny how you still have time to keep everyone updated, even while you’re having a baby :)

  9. serena says:

    Jenny, I’m so excited for you!!! Keeping you in my thoughts for a smooth delivery! :)

  10. Brooke says:

    YESSSSSS!!! Not only do you get the birthday you wanted, but this was my day on the baby pool! Though I’m guessing you won’t make it to 4pm ;) Good luck to you! Hope the pushing is easy and the baby’s head is small! Hahaha

  11. Donna says:

    Prayers for a safe and healthy delivery. Can’t wait to see pics of you little girl

  12. Eileen says:

    so exciting!! I hope all goes well today! Hooray for 11.1.11! :)

  13. That is so exciting! Wishing you all the bast and a safe delivery! xx
    (and I think it’s the first time I’ve read a blog post written by a mom in labor, that’s super exciting too!!)

  14. Sarah says:

    Yay Jenny!!!! PUSH PUSH!! : ) PS I’m really impressed you managed a very articulate blog post mid-labor! You are a pro! : )

  15. Mina says:

    wow things are moving along so quickly! hooray–we are all thinking of you!

  16. Corey Ann says:

    Oh yay today was my day in the baby pool b/c of how much I know you wanted a binary date lol! Now you gotta aim for 11AM since that was my time, lol! How awesome that you are truly having her on a day you really wanted and it is SUCH a neat birthday date!

    Congrats!

  17. Angela says:

    omg congratulations!!!! can’t wait to “meet” her!

  18. Meredith says:

    I was thinking yesterday that I hoped you could hold her in until today so you could get that binary birthday. Good luck! I hope she shows up before midnight :)

  19. Sarah says:

    Yay! All the best for a fast and pain free delivery! I can’t wait to see photos of your new baby girl!

  20. Laura says:

    Prayers for a safe delivery and a healthy momma and baby!

  21. Annie says:

    Hooray for a 11/1/11 b-day! Hope you have a safe delivery.
    Keep us updated, if you can. :)

  22. Ashley says:

    I hope for a smooth delivery for you both. Yay for 11.1.11

  23. Jacqueline says:

    Happy Labor Day! Great date too!

  24. Kelly says:

    I thought of you this morning when I realized it was 11/1/11. I am hoping for a smooth delivery for you both!

  25. Congratulations!! So happy for you guys & can’t wait to see a picture :)

  26. Kate says:

    I am so excited for you! I can’t wait to hear more about the differences/similarities between your first and second deliveries. GOOD LUCK, MAMA!

  27. 11/1! It was meant to be.

  28. ShelbyP says:

    AWW! So exciting! And ya gotta love the Candy Man. :) Good luck and LOTS of well wishes for you, J, Claire and BabyDeux!

  29. Susan says:

    Exciting! Can’t wait to meet BabyDeux. Good luck Jenny!

  30. penga says:

    Congratulations! 11/1 date too!

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