Dear Avid Blog Reader(s),
I'm sure you're DYING to know the state of my cervix and I'm here to tell you not too much has changed since last week. I'm still 1 cm dilated but I've progressed to 60% effaced and the baby is at a -1 station... he has to progress from a -4 (floating) to a +4 (crowning). As my doctor put it, "Whoa, there's his head... that is one low baby!" Hooray, I like low babies! He's pretty confident that I won't go past my due date and he also thinks I'll have a fast labor (good thing we live five minutes from the hospital). I'm not sure what he's basing that on, but I'll take it. I think my mom had fast labors. If I recall correctly, she showed up at an Egyptian hospital 8 cm dilated feeling a little off and quickly delivered Marie. Anyways, the more I see my doctor, the more I like him. Today he timidly suggested that I request an early epidural and I felt like Amy Poehler in this scene from Baby Mama. Enjoy... and I'll report back in one week.