Wow! We are getting so close! YAY for 37 weeks!! :D
So sorry about the hemorrhoid. That's horrible. No real help. Although, when I was really suffering from a fissure after DD was born, the doc told me to only use what I would use on my DD's bottom - wipes not TP. Don't know if that would help you or not.
So glad you have an awesome doula that is supporting you through the MW experience. I hope your next appt goes better. When is it?
Saw this thread again and thought of you. Shows a great visual of how big each cm is. :) Not graphic but gives an idea. I'd say you're 2-3cm though.
I am so sorry about the hemmroid. I 2nd the ice, it really helps and witch hazel is your friend. Kegel's seem to REALLY help me. I mean I had horrid hemmis and they have gone down finally.
BP is still a little high! But no protiens so she said to try to take it easy!
Baby is good! FH is 37.
Still about 60%, -2, soft, and 3cm!!! ( this is so encouraging to me because I was only 1cm when induced with Tyler at 39w!!)
And she said he is prob about 7lbs right now so seems about on track with Tylers growth. And she also said that mom's indication of size is usually the best tool and I told her I feel smaller this time.
She was great. She said she thinks a mom is going to gain what she is going to gain and esp a second time mom that knows what her body does. I loved her. Too bad she mainly works at their south center.
Anyhow, I feel a lot better. She said if my BP does climb next week they will do a S&S and can even do an AROM before sending me to hospital etc.
That is such awesome progress Amy!! :D I saw on our April board all that you've been doing to keep things progressing - EPO, drinking RRL. It's great they'll do a sweep and even AROM before the hospital! Sounds like you're in good hands!
It's a race between us, ya know? ;-) With your progress, I'm guessing you'll be holding your baby before I am holding mine. :) But how fun to watch the progress.
Too bad that MW isn't around more. Sounds encouraging about the weight and size of baby. Makes me feel better to hear professionals say things like that too. I always think that way, but it's nice to hear it, ya know?
Oh question! Since you're still nursing too!!!
Do you contract regularly when you're nursing your DS? Every time Grace nurses I have at least one or two contractions. Not painful... but definitely strong.
Well I only let him nurse every few days now. It was the WORST feeling in the world. Gives me the heebies.
I did let him nurse yesterday though and I am going to let him pick it up to a couple times a day if I can handle it.
And yes, I contract A LOT. It doesn't hurt but like you said its strong.
I am not in any hurry to evict this little man but I am going to do what I can to encourage just in case that BP does become an issue but since I have no proteins I am staying optimistic. I know my body isn't going to go if it isn't ready just from sex etc.
Haha. Its a race! ;) She said I could possibly go fast this time because I did dilate to 10 with Tyler but his positioning was why I couldn't get him out. And that I'm already a 3 to make sure to call right when it starts to hurt. Because I told her so far I sometimes contract every 3 min for 1 min at a time but they don't hurt per se.
You sound like you are making good progress! I went into labor 3 days after my doctor announced I was 3cm and 80ish% effaced. Of course I had her do a membrane sweep at 38 weeks 5 days. :) You are getting so close! I would be surprised if you make it another 2 weeks.
I'm so glad your last appointment was positive! I'm so hopeful for you!!!