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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I Caved!

We had our doctor's appointment this morning. My sister came to hear the heartbeat and hangout. The doctor said that I am "full term," which I knew I was close, but thought it was 37 weeks.

I didn't think that I was going to have the doctor do internals until at least until 40 weeks if at all. I know that the results don't necessarily mean anything. You can walk around 2 cm dilated and 60% effaced for weeks without going into labor. Also, sometimes they can cause infections and irritate your cervix and all that stuff.

Since, I had the Group B Strep test and since I already had my pants off and since she was already down there doing her thing...I caved. I let her check me, honestly I was curious of course! She said that the baby's head is all the way down but that the cervix is up around the side of his head. She really had to "reach for it." Ali was horrified and was like "OMG! It looked like she was up to her elbow!" The good news is that my cervix is soft, I am like 80% effaced and like 1 cm dilated! Yay exciting! Now I just have to figure how to not get to excited and make myself miserable and cranky waiting for it. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

1 comment:

Lexi said...

I don't know if I have suggestions....I never even got HALF as far as you are! That's awesome! They even tried to 'scrape my membranes' in order to help move things along....yeah, PAINFUL and didn't do a damn thing for me. I was still 0 dilation...so for me...it was all about the walking and going up and down stairs. I walked and walked and walked trying to get Anya to move along...so maybe some walking at night will help?? I can't believe you are so close!!! How exciting! I cannot wait to see pictures and hear how it all went. I'm so happy for you...baby! Tear...I think I want another one!