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3/90%/-2

April 29, 2009 · filed under: Grace Evelyn by Geoff

Well, we’re now at 3 cm.  These numbers are a fairly significant point for several reasons, all unbeknownst to us until this last appointment.

Reason #1: Once you’re at 3 cm & 80% effaced, the doctor says delivery will occur within the next 7 to 10 days.  He prefaced this with “When I see you next week, I’ll still have 3 days to be right”, so we’re still trying not to get too far ahead of ourselves.

Reason #2: 4 cm & 80% effaced is the point that triggers the baby to begin to descend, and active delivery begins.

The good news: The doctor drew a graph of the labor process at Jill’s appointment yesterday.  Now unfortunately he drew this diagram on a sheet of paper that went into the file, so I didn’t get to see it, nor scan it to share.  However, it showed a graph of dilation & effacement, and where the lines all met for delivery.  The good news is that he says most people come to the hospital on “this end” (the right side) of this graph, but where our numbers are puts us 3/4 of the way to “the other end” of the graph, meaning that labor *could* be 8-10 hours rather than the normal 18-20.

So we continue to wait, hopeful that we wont’ be waiting too much longer!

2 (almost 3)/90%/-2

April 23, 2009 · filed under: Grace Evelyn by Geoff

Another week and another measurement. Jill was hanging on to the “almost” in the “almost 3” part.  She says “He said ALMOST 3, so that’s progress!”.

We’ll just see how things go, knowing it could be another month, but hoping for just a week.  More news soon!  🙂

Sloppy Joe success

April 18, 2009 · filed under: Grace Evelyn by Geoff

Today, for the first time in 8 months, Jill ate hamburger.  Not that this is all that significant of an accomplishment for anyone, but for Jill it was a step in the right direction.  Geoff can breathe a sigh of relief with hopes that meals that contain meat may be back on the menu in the near future.

To be fair, the Sloppy Joe was barely a Sloppy Joe.  It contained about 1/5 of the meat that everyone else’s did.  BUT, it was still a step in the right direction, and a glimmer of hope for Geoff that soon, things may be getting back to normal.  At least as normal as they can be with a new baby.

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