I want my cervix to dilate.
Now there’s 6 words I never in a million years thought I would ever say out loud!
After years of my CC (crappy cervix) having a mind of its own and opening whenever it felt like it, I can finally say that we are now at a stage where we are actually awaiting dilation!
Today was “Sweep day” and after some pretty intense prodding and poking it became evident that I was already 3cm dilated and therefore well on our way!
The plan is to stay at home and prey that labour progresses naturally. Hoping that, for once, my cervix behaves as it should and we can progress naturally into established labour!
As a sufferer of an incompetent cervix, I never ever imagined that I would be sat at home praying for dilation. Yet here I am!
We are living proof that with the the correct care, consultants that truly understand and the right type of intervention, IC pregnancies really can go all the way.
I have kicked, screamed, prayed and cried on multiple occasions. It’s been a long, hard road and at times we’ve really wobbled. . . Yet here we are. Smug, round, waddly and ready for our baby.
If you’re on this journey, particularly pre viability, my heart is yours. Keep going. Keep ticking those days off. You’re here, you’re doing it and no-one is more qualified than you.
My next blog post will be riddled with baby spam. I hope you’re all ready.
Love, as always,