Making progress...(m)

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Making progress...(m)
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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 9:18pm
At my appt today, my doctor told me that I'm 1 cm dilated and 70% effaced...hooray! Now, know that I could stay this way for weeks, or I could go into labor on my own soon. But, in the meantime, it's so encouraging to see some progress! And, since the induction date is coming up (only 9 days away!), progressing on my own will certainly help to make the induction successful.

Happy first week of April, everyone! Hope you're all feeling fantastic!

Shannon and Emma Elizabeth, making an appearance 4/11!

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 7:07am
*\o/* Woohoo, go Shannon! *\o/*

How exciting that your body is definitely getting ready for Emma's big debut! I can't wait to read your birth story, sweetie. Hope you're feeling good!

Sending you oodles of ~~~~dilate vibes~~~~ and relaxing wishes, plus a ton of ELV for the 11th (or before!).

Leigh & Scooter

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 7:46am
Great news Shannon! They say "slow and steady wins the race"!

April 11th is actually my birthday, so I am sure it is going to be a wonderful day for you and Emma!

Take care and smiles,

Leigh & Baby Bear

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 8:01am
Way to go!! You are right that early dilation doesn't mean squat when it comes to when you'll go in labor - I was 4 cm dilated and went 5 days overdue and still had to be induced (positive induction experience, BTW!) But it DOES mean that it's 1 less centimeter you'll have to labor over! It can take an hour or more for some women to dilate just that much! Sounds likr your body is getting ready ;-)

Patti, mom to Zoie McKenna (4/2/02) and Zavier Vincent (12/7/07)

 

Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 8:12am
Yay for the progess!!! Even if it doesn't always mean squat, it does feel so good to hear it. I hope all goes well for you and that your little girl makes her appearance w/o you having to make any decisions you were talking about in your induction post!!!

Can't wait to read your birth story!!!

Good Luck,

Holly & Taylor (who was too stubborn to be induced)

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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 6:41am
Yay Shannon!!! Now keep telling Emma that it's time for her to see mommy and she if she will cooperate!!! Natural Progression vibes coming your way. Kristie
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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:14pm
Thanks for the vibes, Leigh! Please tell Scooter that his California friend sends him big hugs and kisses!

Shannon and Emma

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:17pm
Happy almost-birthday, Leigh! Yep, it sounds like a good day to have a baby!

Oh, and another big congrats on joining the board. I've lurked on the TTCYFC board for awhile, and am always so happy to see people cross over from there to here!

Take care!

Shannon and Emma

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:22pm
First, I'm glad to hear you had a positive induction experience...that's good news! I've had a couple good talks with my doctor since I was first faced with deciding on this, and whe told me that she was induced, as well, with both her pregnancies, and both times things went fine.

Yeah, I figure I'm 10% of the way there, and with no effort or discomfort, so I'm pretty happy about that!

Take care!

Shannon and Emma

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:25pm
Thanks, Holly! Yeah, I'd like for her to make her move on her own, as well. Let's hope she's not too comfortable in there! Oh, and I can't wait to write my birth story, either! It's hard to believe it's almost time for that!

Shannon

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:27pm
Thanks for the natural progression vibes, Kristie! Wish me luck on convincing her to come out and check out the world...she still seems pretty comfy in there!

Shannon