No baby yet :(
Last week at my 36 week appointment, Dr. L checked my cervix and I was a few cm dilated and 75% effaced and he could feel her head. I was not really having regular contractions so this surprised me. I did however, begin to have them this week. Sunday-Tuesday I was having them almost 15-20 minutes apart, but they were not getting stronger and were getting further apart. Tuesday evening they were about 6 minutes apart for 45 minutes and just as we were getting excited and ready to pack up they went to 10 minutes, 12 minutes, and then stopped. It was so disappointing. I go to the doctor tomorrow for my 37 week check up and he plans to strip my membranes and hopefully that will get something started this weekend. We shall see.
I was hoping to post this week with pictures of our baby girl, but it looks like she might be hanging out for another week. Boo :( but good news is she will be here no later than 2 weeks from now so that gives me hope. I feel like I'm running out of room to spare for her now. She has not really slowed down on her movements either which what everyone keeps telling me is a sign she's getting ready, but I do have a few other clues that things are progressing. I'm really hoping that tomorrow Dr. L will say I'm 100% effaced and a few more cm dilated.
I did not take a picture last week. I was feeling rather non-photogenic and have not really taken the time to do my hair, makeup, or really get dressed other than the days I go to the doctor so maybe I'll take a picture tomorrow before my appointment....if not just for record keeping purposes.
Anyway, that's really all that is going on here. I have been spending a lot of time walking, sitting on the exercise ball (really bouncing), and trying to figure out how to get this kid out of me! If anyone has suggestions, I am willing to do almost anything....except castrol oil (the after math just does not sound pleasing).
I do plan to post baby girl's pictures from the hospital as soon as I comfortably can so stay tuned...maybe this weekend she will make her debut. Until then....God bless.