Monday, February 20, 2012

38 weeks 4 days

Just a quick update. I went to my weekly appointment today and was slightly disappointed to find out that there hasn't been any change. The doctor said that I had started to dilate a little bit, but not even 1cm. The baby is still pretty high and has not become engaged. He said this is the week to do lots of walking and try to get things moving on their own. If there isn't any progress by my appointment next week, he said we will start discussing inducing me. Oh well! We all knew this baby would be stubborn! I know she will come when she's ready and to be quite honest, I'm okay with waiting a little bit longer. As much as I can't wait to meet her, I'm also trying to soak in as much of this pregnancy as I can. I feel like it has gone by way too fast and I'm going to miss having her inside me. Also, I need to give R as much time as possible to get his thesis finished so he can be around more after she's born. The thesis probably won't be completely finished, but the more he gets done before the birth the better! Now by the time 40 weeks rolls around I'll be a little more anxious just because I'd rather not have a 10lb baby!

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  1. Can't believe you are already 38.5 weeks! The average lenght of a woman's first pregnancy is 41 weeks, so I wouldn't worry about inducing before then. Good luck with the last bit of your pregnancy and L&D!

  2. I know what you mean about the pregnancy going fast -- I can't believe we're in the home stretch already!!! it really flew by. Enjoy your last days/weeks of pregnancy, mama!