Wednesday, April 8, 2009

38 Weeks, 4 days

For the record, I am still here and rotund as ever. I had my 38 week appointment and all was smooth. The NP even confirmed that he's dropped a bit (which I figured since I'm getting up to pee about 8 times a night!) and even told me she thinks I'll probably have a smooth labor. Of course, I know this is subject to change, but it puts me in a good mood. I scheduled my 39 week and 40+ week appointments as well as my 6 week post partum appointment. I also found out that procedure is to induce by 41 weeks-- so even if this boy is stubborn (like is mom), I'll probably be induced by the 25th (pretty close to my imaginary date!).

However, I have a feeling he'll come on his own. I've been having a lot more cramping that often accompanies a Braxton Hick contraction the past week or so and they've been getting stronger as the days progress. Nothing regular or anything but it is starting to get uncomfortable. I've also just recently noticed more pressure in my lower back.

To be safe, I packed up my hospital bag ;).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ALL RIGHT! You got the hospital bag done :) You are all set to go. He'll be here in no time. Now how do you prepare mentally and emotionally for that?
If it were me, that would be a stressful thing I wouldn't know where to start--considering that I hate packing for moves and trips anyway ;)