Wednesday, November 3, 2010

38 week appointment

Today was my 38 week appointment.  After all the fun we had at L&D on Monday night, all the cramping, contractions and "gunk" we had yesterday and this morning, I was looking forward to seeing some progress today!  I was so ready to hear some good news I even parked at the top of the parking garage and took the stairs down, and then took the steps up 2 at a time to my appointment.

I have lost 2 pounds since my last appointment, which is fine and dandy and totally normal at this stage in pregnancy.  My fundal height was great and right on, my blood pressure was at 100/70, and her heartbeat was in the 150s and easy to find. 

Then came the lovely cervical exam.  We discussed my trip to l&d, the cramps, the contractions and what they should be doing.  We discussed how just Monday night I was dilated to 1.5 cm.  Well, my cervix must night like that at all because now it has reformed itself completely.  I'm not dilated AT ALL, not effaced AT ALL, and her head is not engaged.  The thought is it might be too big to actually engage.  And we knew that one of the possible side effects of the p17 shots is a larger baby, and really, I'd rather a larger baby born by cesarean than a premature baby born vaginally any day, so it's all worth it :)

So, our cesarean is officially scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM (PST)!  If I go into labor before then, great, we'll do a trial of labor and try for a VBAC, if not, she'll be here by dinner time next Tuesday :)

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I am sorry that the appt. wasn't what you expected, but so happy that you have a birthday to look forward too!