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My Mommyology Waiting to Give Birth

Tick tock tick tock tick tock... when will the waiting stop?

Saturday, March 12, 2011, 9:23PM.

Yesterday, Friday March 11 at 3:45PM, I went for my 40th week check-up and my Midwife said that I was 2cm dilated already and 50% effaced.  The baby had dropped slightly as of the week before so I was also measuring below previous.  Since I actually went from 0-6cm dilation in 6 hours with Sam, I was quite hopeful that I would jump much more quickly into active labor this time around.

Well — as you can see from the time stamp on this post — I wasn’t so lucky.  My Midwife says it’s also normal and I can go, even on my 2nd pregnancy, for even another week at 2cm.  Please, dear Lord, let that not be the case.  I would really like to give birth already.

We’ve already done two of the three things she prescribed at my check-up, which is to eat spicy foods and walk walk walk (Don’t ask what the 3rd item on her list was).  My Midwife says the impatience is a classic cure for any labor anxiety too — it’s like you just want to get it over with already.  That is somewhat true.

Since my status post on Facebook earlier this week about reaching 39 weeks, 4 days pregnant, everyone has been monitoring my progress, sending me messages or asking questions in all of two words — STILL PREGNANT?

So to everyone thinking of me and wondering if I am already in labor or have already given birth — thank you for doing so, for checking in and for keeping us in your thoughts.  We really appreciate it, and I do wish all your wishful thinking will move this baby forward (in this case, out and into my arms)!  Hopefully by calling it out like this as well, it will be a classic case of “speaking too soon” and I will magically go into labor tonight.

While I am grateful that my girls are healthy and strong, I still wonder why am I one of those mothers selected to carry to term and beyond.  The only reason I can think of is that both my daughters take after their father:  Always late, most of the time, just barely making it on time.  His relatives and our closest friends reading this will know exactly what I mean!

Author: mymommyology

I am the mom that I am because of my two wonderful little girls. They teach me everyday.


  1. I cannot wait to see little Jamie!!!!! Good luck with everything and thinking of you always.

  2. My friend swears that the third choice is what brought on labor with all three of her kids! (if choice #3 is what I think it is) I can’t even imagine doing that at 40 weeks pregnant but…

  3. No use rushing I guess because when she does come, it will be just on schedule as God has intended . 🙂 Right? ♥ ♥

    Kisses to dada, jamie and maga!

  4. No use rushing I guess because when she does come, it will be just on schedule as God has intended . 🙂 Right? ♥ ♥

    Kisses to dada, sam and maga!

  5. All in God’s Time 🙂

  6. Even now, she is considering Ate Sam’s feelings. She doesn’t want to come out “faster”.

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