Thursday, September 15, 2011

1 Week And 6 Days - 37 Week Checkup

Yay for another easy-peasy, boring doctors visit! To sum things up briefly (and well because the visit was brief) my blood pressure was awesome at 103/70, I gained a crappy 6 pounds this week, the baby's heart beat was stellar (I'm an awesome mother and I forgot to ask what it was), and the best most exciting part of all.......

 I'm 2 cm dilated and 80% effaced!!

I asked her what this meant for me and yeah, pretty much nothing. She said that to deliver this little guy early I'd still have to go into labor with either very regular contractions or my water breaking. I asked if there was any amount of dilation that I could stroll in at that would send me over to Labor and Delivery and she smiled and said that she had plenty of patients that walked around 4 cm for a while and weren't sent over. In my head all I could think was "Oh, so 5 cm is the magic number!". Don't you just love the way that my brain jumps to all sorts of conclusions! :) I have very high hopes of walking in there next Thursday and her being all "OH MY GOODNESS HILLARY, YOU ARE 7 CM AND ITS TIME TO HAVE A BABY!" Bwhahahahah. Like that will happen...

As a side note for me to remember later, Grady and my MIL came with me to the doctor today. She kept him in the waiting room while I was getting checked. When I came back out to them he was soo upset that he didn't "get to go back there" with me. He's so stinkin cute. I asked my MIL if she was brave enough to come back again next week and this time we'd take him into the exam room with us. I'm pretty sure that neither will be scared for life if they can just stay up by my head! :) He was even sadder when we got into the car and he realized that we didn't have a baby to take home with us. All I could tell him was "You and me both Buddy."

9 comments:

The Mama said...

Yay for progress!!! That's GREAT!!!

I remember always asking my dr for the "magic number" as well, and she never would tell me what it was. Urghhhh. :)

I agree, if they stay by your head, I am sure they will be just fine. Can't wait to hear some news!!!

The Anglin Family said...

I know how hard it is when you are SO close!! The last week or two seems like forever!!!!!!

I hope it flies by!!!!!!!!! Maybe it will magically happen before your big date....;)

Amy said...

You're so funny!

Melanie Mueller said...

SO glad all is good and even a little boring. =) Hard to believe you are less than two weeks away(at the latest). I can NOT wait to meet my little nephew!!!!

Brittany said...

WHOOOOOHHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ccc said...

I knew it!! It's not much longer, although I do remember from past experience that every day feels like two days when you are waiting.

Mary @ VivalaVida said...

That is good news!! It's progress!!

Poor kiddo!! Grady is so cute!! I bet he'll be so excited to meet his little brother!!

I'm hoping your doctor says you're ready to have the baby next week ;)

NewYearMum2.blogspot.com said...

Boring is great... when it comes to OB appts :)) Your son is so cute... hopefully your little one will be coming soon xoxo

Jayme said...

Hooray for a good appointment!
I was one of the ones who walked around at 4 cm- for a month! when I was pregnant with #2 LOL

 
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