I had my weekly appointment with the midwife yesterday and Greg was able to go with me, something he hasn't been able to do lately because of his work schedule.

It was especially fun to have him there because we found out that I'm 1 centimeter dilated that my cervix is 50% effaced. None of this necessarily means anything in terms of when I'll go into labor — she said it could be today or it could be in 2 weeks. But it does mean good things in terms of how much work I'll be doing (or not doing), since I'm already making such pre-labor progress at 37.5 weeks.

The baby has also dropped and the midwife was able to feel the head — totally wild to hear. Our baby's head! Someone just touched it!

Greg and I came home very excited. This is really happening. This is really right around the corner. These long pregnancy months are truly coming to an end. We are going to meet our baby soon.


Photo by Holly Bond Farrell




  • Posted May 20, 2009 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    That is SO cool!!! I know that yeah, yeah, it doesn’t mean all that much in terms of timing, but you are right! You are already 10% of the way there!!! (And because you are 50% effaced, it kind of means even more, in my opinion!)
    This made me excited too. It IS so neat that someone touched the baby’s head. You’re gonna be a Mama!

  • antonia
    Posted May 20, 2009 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Claire! That’s great news! keep us posted 🙂

  • Carroll
    Posted May 20, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Ooooooooooooh! This is so exciting!!! Soon, SO SOON!!!!! I know I’m not the only one who will be compulsively checking this site from now on until the news (and/or possibly your water) breaks and you’re on your way. Am streaming all good thoughts in your direction and the baby’s for the duration.

  • Posted May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    I’m with you there Carroll!
    How very exciting! Great picture as well.

  • Posted May 21, 2009 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    It will be time sooner than you think!

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