FINALLY, Some Progress!

Foreign Service LifeWashington, DC
October 20, 2011

So, tomorrow (October 21st) is my official due date.  I had what I **HOPE** will be my last Doctor appointment this morning and was THRILLED to finally get some uplifting news.  Here’s what we found out:

  • I am 1 cm dilated!
  • I am 50% effaced (that’s where the cervix thins out from 4 cm to 0)!
  • Nia is sitting at 0 Station, which means the top of her head is aligned with my pelvis.  There are 7 possible stations ranging from +3 (high up in the uterus) to -3 (the baby is crowning).  The Doctor thought it was a very good sign that she’s already so low, as it means I have a nice wide pelvis that her head fits into.
  • My sciatica also has let up, a sign that she’s moving downward.
  • The Doctor’s guess is that Nia will come out around 7 pounds.

I am feeling over the moon right now!  I think there’s a good chance this baby may be here by Monday… please send us your prayers and good energy.  I’m going to need the support to make it through labor!

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  1. elise says:

    My no fail recipe for baby eviction: (it worked last week for my good friend here) 1. Something spicy 2. A LONG walk, 2-3 miles in long when you are 9 months pregnant! 3. Sex. It isn’t pretty, but it works (don’t read this aunt joyce ;)) God Speed…

  2. Chris C. says:

    Prayers, good, positive energy and no doubt whatsoever that you will gracefully fly through labor with no problems. Soon you will be holding baby NIA in your arms. You must be bursting at the seams, in more ways than one, to see her!!! Good luck, dear sweet Sarah.

  3. Jenn F says:

    First, you look phenomenal!!
    I hope this progress ends up facilitating a smooth natural birth for you. Can’t wait to hear the news!

  4. Becky says:

    Awesome! Best of luck! We’ll be thinking of you.

  5. Sara Roy says:

    Congrats! Here’s hoping that Nia comes this weekend!

  6. Becky says:

    Come on Nia! Your world awaits you!
    Absolutely sending prayers and positive energy to the three of you and your medical support!

  7. FINALLY is right! Yay, Nia, come on out!

  8. Bethany says:

    Sending lots of hugs and positive thoughts your way! Can’t wait to see pics of the new mama and Nia :-)

  9. Katrina Buetow says:

    Hi my dear Sarah-soon to be a mommy,

    Congratulations on making it to your due date. Just hang in there, she will be here before you know it! I am thinking and praying for you. I hope that Nia’s delivery is easy and quick.

    Hugs to you!

  10. Sarah Novak says:

    Thanks dear, we’re just hanging out waiting for her to be ready! Stay tuned…

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