I had my ~39 week appointment this afternoon. I got to meet the student who will be attending the birth. My blood pressure was 112/62, beb's hr was 148 and is measuring between 38.5-39 weeks.
She and the student both palpated and measured. Beb is head down, low and they think he or she is anterior (yay!).
She attempted a stretch and sweep but.. she couldn't find my cervix! I couldn't find it the other day either, so it was good to know I wasn't alone. She seemed to think that because the baby's head is so low that the cervix might be behind it. She'll look again on Monday (assuming the beb hasn't arrived yet), but it was a little strange.
I'm a little tired now though. We have some friend's coming over for dinner tonight so I spent the morning cleaning the house. I'm pretty sure this isn't nesting, since I am actually having to force myself to do it...
Off to start cooking now. I will sleep well tonight!
Sounds like everything looked really great at your appointment! I'm glad you got to meet the student midwife.
Sounds like a great appointment. That is wonderful! Hope dinner went well.
It sounds like you had a good appointment, I hope you dinner went as well!
So today is the magical EDD. Only 4 more days of January.
I had an appointment on Monday and luckily she found my cervix this time! She said she could get two fingers in, but not through, so she didn't do a sweep, but I'm just happy she found it! My blood pressure was good and the beb's heart rate was good. My next appointment isn't until next Thursday. I'm hoping I don't make it that far, but I'm sure the baby will come when it's good and ready.
I have a chiro appointment this morning. My sciatica has been annoying today so I'm looking forward to it.
I inflated the pool last week and got the hose and everything set up, I'm just running through lists of additional things I might want to have around. I picked up some powdered gatorade have been stocking the freezer with food and juice popsicles.
40 week belly:
Happy "due date"! Glad your appointment went well. Your belly looks great, and I like that shirt!
Look at you!! You look marvelous:) I'm glad everything is going well and I'm anxious to hear about your birth!
awwww you are so cute! I hope your baby makes an appearance very soon!
You look so cute, babe! I'm glad they were at least able to find your cervix this time around - I'm sure it was a relief. Hopefully being slightly open will help things progress quickly for you!
I've been going a little stir crazy being at home all day with no one around.. I almost wish I was still working... It's better now that it's the weekend, but I hope I don't have another week to go through... I'm still feeling good physically, and sleeping fairly well, although a little lighter than normal. I'm hoping DP and I get the last few things in place for the birth today and then the rest will happen naturally.
I keep telling myself that the baby will come when he/she is supposed to, and I have to trust both our bodies to do what they need to.