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We’re making progress!  I had a follow-up appointment this morning from my migraine visit to L&D on Tuesday.  After a sudden mental and emotional breakdown, combined with a physical downward spiral on Wednesday, I wasn’t expecting anything. 

I was delighted when Dr. Gagnon told me I was dilated 2-3 cm, 70% effaced and a -2.  I don’t really know what all of that means except for progress is happening.  It gave me a burst of energy and hope that I desperately needed.  He said that my migraine was probably a surge in pregnancy hormones getting my body ready for labor.  I already have an appointment scheduled for next Tuesday and I asked him if I should keep it.  He said, “Yes, but there might be a baby by next Tuesday!”

I couldn’t believe it! 

On Thursday morning, I had coffee with a friend from church.  She has a 6 month old and it was just great to talk to her because I had been feeling so anxious and frustrated and downright defeated.  She really made me feel better, but when I got home yesterday afternoon, I started google-ing “natural ways to induce labor.”  I got the typical, “eat pineapple, do kegel exercises, sit on a bouncy ball, do squats, etc.”

I did a couple of those of things last night when I was awake between 1 and 2am, but didn’t expect a thing.  Apparently, my hard work paid off so I will continue my natural induction efforts until Jayne gets here. Can’t hurt, right?  I’m sitting on an exercise ball as I type. 


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