I had my 36 week appointment today 1cm, 50% effaced, but he's still way high up +3 station, not engaged at all. She says she definitely sees me going early again. She tried not to swish anything because DH is gone until next Thursday, but she said it's already coming apart.
I don't know if I've mentioned before, but at my 20 week ultrasound, it was inconclusive if the umbilical cord was 2 vessel or 3 vessel. 3 vessel is normal. I guess less than 1% of babies have a 2 vessel cord, and I basically have been assuming this whole time that since it wasn't for sure, that they just couldn't see to rule it out. I just don't feel like I'm a person who's 1% of anything, kwim? So, what they do if it is 2 vessel is double check all of your genetic testing to make sure it's okay (totally was), make sure the baby's organs are growing fine (totally is), and that the baby keeps growing on track and don't have a sudden slow down. So, he's been growing totally fine, if not larger than average, which is normal for my babies
So, we talked about that for a bit. Basically, she doesn't want me to go to far past my due date because of it and since I have had a large baby anyways, who was early. I can go in for a level 2 u/s right now to make sure again that his organs are fine, but I said I didn't need to. He's going to come out how he's going to come out by this point. She thought the same, especially since the 20 week u/s showed he was fine. I have the choice to go in for baby stress tests weekly to make sure he's okay. I said maybe closer to 38-40 weeks since his heartbeat is strong and I can tell he's getting bigger at the moment. She talked with me a lot since I had a ton of questions about it since I broke down and googled it. She said to back away from the google because he's checked out completely fine, especially because his organs and genetic testing were fine. I did ask though if they check the cord after birth (they do) and if it is 2 vessel will the baby get an extra thorough checkup (yes).
After I got home, they called and moved my next week appointment from Wed to Monday. I don't know why I didn't ask why, because of course now I'm curious! Could possibly just be a scheduling conflict, who knows! She said I might have a Memorial Day weekend baby, which I doubt and can't even fathom, I've just always pictured this LO coming in June!