So I went to my weekly OB appointment yesterday. The good news - Rocket's HR is great and I didn't gain any weight from last week (my dr was pleased because he said that means I'm probably not retaining a ton of water.)
The bad news is that my BP was even higher. Luckily, it went down a little bit when they had me lay on my side and they retook it, but the doc said that we will watch it and if there comes a point where it doesn't go down when I'm laying down, or if I get other symptoms like headaches or dizziness, then we will talk about inducing me right away.
Then, he checked my cervix. Per my doc, I am 2 cm dialated, 75% effaced, and my "bag of waters is bulging" which he said means that I "could go at any time." It's such deja vu, because this is exactly what happened with T, too. We checked my chart, and with T I went in at 36.5 weeks, and I was 2-3 cm dialated and 80% effaced, and I went into labor like 5 days later. Apparently once you are 2 cm dialated, real labor can begin at any time. He did say that it's not a guarantee, that I could go tonight or last another 2 weeks, but he said that my body is DEFINITELY gearing up for labor at this point. He also said that he won't try to stop the labor from this point on, because at 36 weeks and especially being a big baby (for 36 weeks) Rocket should be fine. Which is fine I guess, but I have set a goal for myself that I will NOT go into labor until at least next Tuesday when I will be 37 weeks. (LOL, I know, I know, there is no way for me to really control it, but hey, embrace the power of positive thinking.)
He also said that it's unlikely they will need to induce given everything that my body is doing, but if they DID have to induce (because of my blood pressure) then my body is already a good candidate for doing it and not needing a c-section because I'm already effaced and dialated enough that it wouldn't be a problem. I still don't want to induce if we don't have to, but I was happy to hear that if we do have to make that decision, at least the odds are in my favor that I won't have to have a c-sec. I don't know why exactly, but the idea of a c-section TERRIFIES me.
So that's me. Everyone send me "Rocket stay put until Tuesday" vibes, okay!
I think my heart started racing for you beginning with the post title from the main page!
I'm soooooo excited for you, thinking little rocket man has the possibility of being here any time. And the nursery is freshly complete..
CSs terrify me too.. I've never had one but know how much pain I was in when I had the gallbladder taken out.. I can't imagine being cut for a BABY!
Hang in there till tuesday, Rocket!!!!! Mama says so!
I'm soooo excited for you, DH and T!
Well I've had a c-section and while it's totally surviveable, I don't want one either! I'm soooo excited for you though. I'll keep hoping for you that you make it to at least Tuesday, but you're totally about to have a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay so.. I totally hope Rocket stays in until Tuesday! But can I just say that I'm completely envious? One, you and I must have completely different appointments LOL My appt yesterday was ...hi, heartbeat check, measure my uterus (stomach), gbs swab, done! Maybe 5 minutes. There's never been any talk about how big the baby is or when she could come or anything like that. And two, HELLO!! You could go at any time?? I so want to be done! Like, as a whole, except for the morning sickness, this pregnancy hasn't been completely awful, BUT ...day to day it's getting harder and harder.
So - Rocket STAY PUT. And Julie can come at 37 weeks. LOL
Congrats Alissa!!!! I know you are prolly super excited about rocket's arrival! I will pray for you and Rocket and I hope everything goes well. I can definitely say I know what you mean about the idea of having a c - section. I really don't want to have one at all. I will go through whatever pain I must so that I don't have to have a c-section. But I really hope things keep going well and I can't wait to hear about Rocket's arrival
Adriana - He is guestimating about 6.5 lbs right now, just by feeling around on my stomach. It was kind of funny, he was, like, smooshing my stomach. He started from top to bottom and first said about 6 lbs, but then he started smooshing from side to side too, and changed it to 6.5. I figure if I go next week, that makes a 7ish lb baby, which would be just perfect.
Jess - LOL about being jealous. All you have to do if you want get longer appointments is develop health problems like gestational diabetes so they are worried about the size, and high blood pressure, so they are worried about that too. Work on that for your next visit. ;P LOL In all seriousness though, I do NOT blame you for being so so ready to be done. I can't even fathom being sick for as long as you have been. If there is any justice at all, Julie will go sooner rather than later. I promise to send "Come on out Julie" vibes for you, if you'll send "Stick around until Tuesday" vibes to Rocket for me.
OH my goodness how freakin' exciting! So glad that everything is looking good for you. Yep, if you were to be induced, your body is already gearing up so it would probably respond positively.
So any bloody show/mucous plug? I just can't believe you're about to have this baby!!