Thursday, February 24, 2011

37 Week Appt

Today was a typical appointment. My weight was up a couple of pounds. I tend to weigh less as the day goes on when I'm pregnant. I think because I'm so swollen. So if my appointment had been later in the day, I may not have "gained" those couple pounds. It doesn't matter to me at this point. I try not to focus on that. I still fit in my clothes. Well my pants anyway. My shirts are covering less and less these days! I have had some dull headaches here and there, but my bp is low. Maybe it is just hormones? I know that probably sounds funny to you, but I get these "tingly" achy sensations in my head before I ovulate, start my period, or go into labor.

My fundal height was measuring 38 weeks.
She checked to make sure I wasn't leaking amniotic fluid, as I have felt gushes of fluid the past few days. No amniotic fluid, just regular discharge. I am dilated about 1-1 1/2 cm and about 30% effaced. She said my cervix was real soft. His head is still way behind my cervix, so I'm guessing we are at least a week or two away, but who knows. That could change at anytime. This internal was pretty uncomfortable, so I think my body is getting ready. My internals with Alice weren't painful until the last week.

I'm a bit torn. Sean is starting his training March 7, so they moved it up a week. I don't know when an "ideal" time would be for this little guy to come. Part of me thinks prior to that date. And if not, then to hold out as long as possible. Of course, that would still mean being alone with Alice. She has "calmed" down a bit with me, so hopefully it won't be completely difficult.

Who am I kidding? I'll be miserable 24/7 soon enough. I just hope we can keep all tantrums at a minimum. And that she wants to lie around with me. Ha!

Regardless, this baby will come when he is ready. And we will figure everything out. Unless one of you out in bloggy land would like to come visit for awhile and help take care of Alice after March 7.


HereWeGoAJen said...

My shirts didn't fit at all by the end of my pregnancy with Elizabeth. I was so annoyed with all the shirt makers.

The Tompkins Family said...

I'm getting pretty excited to hear an announcement soon!

Bobi said...

I hope Alice behaves. Do you talk to her about the baby coming?