Friday, August 7, 2009

The Inevitable

I am 60% effaced and 2 cm dilated. 

The thing about labor is that once it starts, I have to see it through to the end. I don't get to say half way through "just kidding, lets take a break and start up again tomorrow". It's one of the most difficult and rewarding things I've done in my life. 

As I was sitting through a very noticeable and uncomfortable contraction, it occurred to me that perhaps being pregnant for another two weeks isn't such a terrible idea. Unfortunately, I don't have much of a say. I really am ready, but it's always mind boggling when I discover that my body is actually doing something.

1 comment:

Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

I always "quit" and "gave up" when I hit about 8cm. :) LOL Laying there, exhausted, going "I can't do this...I can't do this..." And of course, there was no way to NOT do it! :) The show must go on!! :) Our bodies are amazing. Three kids later I still am in awe, thinking "I made this? My body made this? I created a whole new human being?" It just truly is amazing! Wishing you a lovely labor and delivery! :)