Sunday, May 3, 2009

2 to 3 centimeters and counting!!!

So here I am in all my 38 week glory! I went to the doctor on friday and he told me that I am 2 to 3 centimeters dilated and 80% effaced. I said "huh, 2 to 3? what does that mean?" He said "well more like 2." I did not feel very comfortable with this diagnosis! He then proceeded to tell me that women walk around like this for weeks or they go into labor tonight. Holy crap I thought! I have so much more to get done. I left his office in a state of panic and felt like crying all the way home. All I could think about was how desperately I needed to make it through this weekend because I wanted to go to the DUMP. As most of you know, last weekend was my baby shower and I have tons and tons of boxes lying around driving me crazy. We have some other things to get done like getting our carpets cleaned, getting the pugs to the groomer, getting a pedicure, packing my hospital bag and getting the car seat in the car. However, the dump has been my number 1 priority!

I called Tyler on my way home in a complete panic. He told me to relax (as we all know, easy for him to say) and promised that no matter what he would get the dump taken care of. As soon as I got home I began to clean but then I got worried that that would induce my labor so I layed down and vowed to put myself on bed rest and boss Tyler around to get the chores done!

Tyler did keep his promise and woke up early saturday morning, with alittle help from me and his fur babies, and went to the dump. AHHH what a feeling to have all that crap gone. So far we have gotten everything done except my pedicure, dog grooming (which is scheduled for next friday) and carpets cleaned (which is also scheduled for next friday). BUT, Atleast the dump was accomplished. I think that I might make Tyler give me a at home pedicure tonight especially since I don't feel like going anywhere. I want to put my feet up and watch LOST. Oh and maybe make some cookies:)

I think that having this baby is going to do a world of good for me. Maybe he will help me to be less neurotic!

I will continue to keep you all posted on my progress!


  1. Hahahaha! I love your neurotic-ness. I was cracking up all day after you called me, worried about getting your list of things done. Perhaps my house would be cleaner if I had a touch more of neuroses- it's not always a bad thing. I remember feeling like I had a lot to do before I was ready to give birth, but your baby will come on his own schedule (and sleep on his own schedule, and eat on his own schedule...) Get use to not being in control for a while and just enjoy the moment. If your list isn't done, Cameron and I will do what can when we come up after you give birth. You'll have plenty of hands on board, I'm sure.

    The room is looking great- nice shelf! :) You look fabulous.

  2. Tammy, as much as we have in common, this is one area where we are complete opposites. I wonder if a combination of you and me would equal a well balanced person? I could certainly use a lot more of your drive. I'm still waiting for that nesting stage to kick in! I bet you are right, having your baby will probably calm your neuroses a bit. So maybe that means I'll gain some with mine?? All I know for sure is that you look beautiful and once your son is in your arms, you'll probably forget about everything else :) I'm so excited for you!

  3. The fact that you are a total freak is no news to me ;-). I think it's great that Tyler lets you boss him.. I mean... make the cleaning decisions. I bet you will chill a bit once the baby is born, though I've become much more cleanly since Bella came into my life.

    Your nursery is AMAZING! I love the pics hanging down. It is all so so lovely.

    I love you and miss you and wish we could see each other every day! I can't wait to get that phone call!! I'll be thinking about you!