Brief Whoorlito Update

I had my first cervical exam this morning and…


nothing has happened. My cervix is tightly closed- it looks like Whoorlito still has some cooking to do.

I was talking to one of my favorite nurses today in an office I call on for work, and I asked her to guess what day Whoorlito would make his arrival. I explained how my “official” due date was August 11th, but all of my 4 ultrasounds had shown a due date of August 5th-7th, which just MUST be more realistic considering the spinny-wheel LMP date is a crock considering I don’t ovulate anywhere near day 14…blah, blah, blah. Do you see where this was going? I was totally priming her for the “Oh, don’t worry, he will definitely come closer to the ultrasound date” response.

Instead, she looked me up and down and with no hesitation said, “August 15th- that baby isn’t coming out anytime soon”.

Thanks a LOT.

  1. rebecca

    July 19, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    Hang in there, Whoorl! I agree with whoever said it’s best not to get your hopes up with apparent progress, because in my case that went nowhere for a while. I was 2 cm dilated at my last 2 prenatal appointments. Then, a week later I went into labor and was in serious agony for hours, only to go to the hospital and find that I was still 2 cm dilated. They made me walk around the hospital for an hour and guess what? 2 FREAKING centimeters. What the hell?!? Well, long story short, thankfully my doctor was on call that night and she let me stay and hooked me up with an epidural immediately despite my lack of progress. My baby was born 7 hours later.