Thursday, June 07, 2007

Today was my 38 week appointment.

(Sound of crickets chirping...)

(More crickets....)




If you can't tell, I don't have much to report. (sigh)

I'm still CLOSED. No dilation whatsoever. But there IS some good news.... I'm "starting to soften", according to my doctor. WOO HOO! I don't know exactly what percentage effaced that might be, but at least it's SOMETHING. (TMI, but the sex must be working! Haha!!)

I don't know what all doc did while he was poking around up there, but I've been kinda crampy ever since the internal exam. Nothing major, but enough to be uncomfortable. But hey, maybe he stirred things up a bit so we can get this labor ball rolling. LOL.

My BP today was a little up, 120/80... and (grr) I gained another pound. I haven't been eating as much over the past week either, and I DID notice my feet and ankles are a little puffy today, so I know I have some water retention going on right now.

After the nurse got my weight and BP, she checked the fetal heart tones. Aly was being cooperative today and stayed in one spot long enough to let the nurse get her heart rate. (More good news too--- the nurse told me, "I think you've dropped a bit honey! Last time I saw you, your belly was higher up near your breasts, and now it's lower.") YAY FOR PROGRESS! She laughed cause once she told me that, I got all excited. Since she wasn't in the room with me during my internal exam, she came up and asked me, "Well? Any progress?" afterwards. I told her, "Well, I'm softening, so that's a start!"

Guess I'm gonna have to give in and do the sex thing every night now, as much as I might not be in the mood. Hubby will be thrilled about THAT. LOL. For now, I'm gonna relax, put my feet up and be lazy for awhile. The house cleaning will have to come later. (Or tomorrow!)

Before I go, here are some pics I took today of my 38 week prego belly.

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Where are my feet?! :-)

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Have a great day!


Jenny said...

I love that picture of the belly from above--very cool! Your dr. probably stripped your membranes which can cause some cramping but can also get labor moving. I will keep my fingers crossed that you won't have to wait too much longer!

Anonymous said...

Hello. I don't think I've ever commented on your blog, but I've been checking it for months now. I had my daughter 3 weeks ago and my cervix was doing nothing like yours is. BUT, at 39 weeks my water broke and things kicked in! Don't give up cause it will happen when you least expect. Have you tried vaginal primrose oil tablets? I swear they did it for me!!!