Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Moving Into Bi-weekly Appointment Territory

First of all, I promise pictures of my baby shower, which was Saturday, soon. It was super fun, and I felt very spoiled--as was my baby. One of my friends took all the pictures, though, and I haven't gotten them from her yet. So they are on their way. And with them hopefully a good glimpse of my 36-week belly, since the last shot I have is from 35 weeks, and I think it's grown a ton since then.

I had my 36-week appointment today, which means I finally get to move into the bi-weekly appointment range. My OB practice doesn't let you get there until this point in the pregnancy! Anyway, the report is that I am 1cm dilated and about 25% effaced. The baby is head-down, and has started to drop a little, but not all the way. Fundal height is 34cm--4cm growth since 32 weeks! My OB's guess is that I'll go into labor a few days early, but we all know how valid these guesses are.

And now I'm writing this while standing at my desk because sitting hurts too much! I had been warned by a friend that the cervical check can be painful, but I thought I'd be fine because the check itself didn't hurt too badly. But now I'm definitely feeling some cramping down there. My poor pelvic floor! So I need to go lay down for a few minutes and see if I can get things to move around.

8 comments:

Augusta said...

Very exciting to read that you are so close to delivering your baby! I hope your pelvic floor recovers swiftly. Be well, Ceejay.

roadtomotherhood said...

Getting closer to that due date!!!! How exciting!!! It's always great to hear that things are progressing!

roadtomotherhood said...

Getting closer to that due date!!!! How exciting!!! It's always great to hear that things are progressing!

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

Great news :) That's crazy about the bi-weekly appts though!! Sorry about the cervical check, I'm not looking forward to mine either. take care xxoo

Amanda said...

Can't wait to see belly and shower pics! You're getting sooo close, I can't believe it. Glad to hear things look good, and from the sounds of it, your little one is getting ready!!

Hope your cervix feels better soon...lol, feels funny to write that!

Josey said...

Whohoo!! 36 weeks already...that's insane! Can't wait to see the updated pics. :)

suchagoodegg said...

Awesome appt! Yip for your baby being head down and getting ready to go. :) Not too much longer now!! xoxo

Nico said...

Be glad you didn't have biweekly appointments sooner than that, I always felt like the extra ones were a bit of a waste of time. I can't wait to hear the end of this story and beginning of the next - coming soon!

btw, I tagged you for a meme, if you'd like to do it great, I won't be offended if you're not interested. http://noperiodbaby.blogspot.com/2011/03/ive-been-tagged-by-my-very-good-friend.html