Can you believe we are here? The final (at least that’s the plan) week of gestating! One of my friends just had her baby, another will be induced this coming Monday, and I am trying to wait patiently for this little one to make his or her appearance.
At my 39 week appointment on Monday, my OB surprised us by telling us I was dilated to a 3.5 and 70% effaced. I didn’t think the contractions I had been having were doing that much! She had me set an appointment for 40 weeks, but says she really doesn’t think I’ll be there. Of course, I hate to get my hopes up, but that was some awesome news! She also made sure baby was indeed head down – thankfully, yes!
My doctor has asked me to come straight to the hospital even if I just *think* I’m in labor and even if they have to send me home. That’s not something I like to do (the going home part), but after the last couple of births going so much quicker, she just wants to make sure I make the drive without too much trouble. And frankly, I’m kind of hoping for a more “leisurely” birth. (don’t laugh!)
Many of you know I travel quite a way to give birth in a hospital and with a doctor that is VBA2C (Vaginal Birth After 2 C-sections) friendly. The hospital is about 45 minutes from my mom’s house, so I am currently staying with her, which is why this week’s update is a photo of my belly and her dog…
Bailey has decided I am his new best friend and my belly makes the perfect perch!
So…here we go! Anxious to see what this week brings!