Thankfully my contractions continue to do their job! I'm now 2.5 cm dilated (up from 1cm two weeks ago) and 60-70% effaced (up from 30% two weeks ago). So that is encouraging news that it really could be any day now! My blood pressure is also still really good - 96/60 this morning! So all signs that I'm healthy and my body is working towards delivery.
|38 Weeks! I'm not sure how these maternity tanks are going to last another week.|
Along with saying goodbye to my wedding rings this week, I've also said goodbye to work. Its nice not to have to worry about walking to work or even getting dressed! But I will miss having a reason to get out of the house, especially if I'm still pregnant for the next several weeks.
Henry seems to be doing well. His heartbeat was bouncing between the 140's-150's at the doctor's this morning. Our doctor thinks he is going to be a "nice average size" and estimated that he is currently between 6.5-7 pounds. He is still moving like crazy (I know, same as every week - I guess it would be more of an update if he had actually slowed down). Well, as soon as I wrote last week that I wasn't getting as many hard kicks, I immediately regretted it. Henry seems to be some sort of professional baby boxer. Oh-my-God do some of those hurt! So this week I'm just going to say he's active, and hope that maybe I won't be awoken from a dead sleep from a kick to the side. But I think I will miss feeling him move once he finally comes - and this is still my favorite part of pregnancy.
Well, I think that's it for now. If you need me I'll be at home googling (this is the correct way to spell this - I googled it) natural ways to induce labor...
|Sorry to keep showing off the (stretch mark free!) bare-belly - but this face perfectly sums up how I feel about being pregnant today.|