40 week appt!

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40 week appt!

I had hoped not to make one of these posts... LOL.

So, today was my 40 week appt. Babys HB was good, my BP was good, I'm still only 2cm dilated and "not much different" from Thursday. BOO!!!
She did the internal check and then did something to my membranes. lol She called it stripping the membranes, I dont know if thats stretching or sweeping or both... (more confusion from the other thread... lol) anyway it was NOT Pleasant and I felt a lot of discomfort for a bit after -(TMI?) it felt like a lot of pressure and for a while like I was going to burst ... but nothing did. so who knows what it did. She said she was "trying" to do it, since I'm not effaced. I didnt get a % on it again ... ops.

So, hopefully I'm not around much longer (lol) but if I am, I have an induction scheduled for the 11th (9 days after EDD) and a NST for Thurs and another on Monday to monitor baby. Hoping I dont need either, or at least just the first one... lol. The "induction" is on the day my OB is in the hospital - I'll have a 41 week appt with her on the 9th and if I am still around we can decide on an induction or a Csec for that day... and if it gets to that I have no idea which I'd prefer. ugh... heres hoping I DONT make it to that. lol

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Sounds like a good appt. That stinks about dilation, but it doesn't mean much. Hope you don't have to worry about the c-sec vs. induction. FWIW, "stripping" and "stretch and sweep" are the same thing.

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I agree with Beth. My Dr. said that it does not matter and can go from 0 to 10 in no time at all.

Glad everyone is healthy and sending warm thoughts for quick relief from the fun that is the end of pregnancy.

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Update...
Had a LOT of bloody show tonight - freaked out momentarily, but the hospital nurse reminded me thats normal after sweeping... was hoping my water broke. So far, no sign of anything. LOL... darn.

Anyway, heres hoping I dont go til the 11th Wink

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Bloody show is a great sign! Hope that means labor is going to kick in for you soon.

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Hopefully, that stirred things up! And yes, a show is great! I was in labor hours after having a show w/ my DS. Smile

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Marilyn i hope this means that you're busy right now laboring with your LO. Hugs!!!

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Hope the stripping started things for you!!!

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Hope things have started!

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"bumblybees" wrote:

Marilyn i hope this means that you're busy right now laboring with your LO. Hugs!!!

"VCoates" wrote:

Hope things have started!

LOL you guys are awesome. I wish it meant that too. TMI - I had a bit more pink mucus with a BM today, but otherwise nothing.

I'm still here!! lol darn. I Promise I will update Kerri when the time comes! Wink

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Hopefully it will be soon, sweetie. I bet you're getting excited Smile