So, we've been on weekly appts with my OB for the past couple of weeks. Last week I had my appt on Thursday, I was 1 cm and 75% effaced. Which is progress, but not exactly the "Hey, you're so close!" news I had hoped for. I had my 39 week appt yesterday, and I'm 2 cm, and I don't know the percentage of effacement, but she said I was really thin and Alli was in the perfect position and really low. So yay!
We did talk about our options, since Alli was measuring around 7 lbs at 36/37 weeks and we're trying for a VBAC. I've been having a few contractions, but nothing regular, and while they're not painful yet, they definitely get your attention. She said that if I'm still pregnant on Thursday morning, to call her office and we'll make a plan for me to come in on Friday to break my water and get things started. I know that a lot of people who are trying for a VBAC are told to let everything happen naturally without intervention, but I've read a lot of success stories about breaking your water and things being successful too. So at this point, we're just praying and hopeful. And if I end up having another c-section, then so be it. My OB has a high VBAC success rate and I trust her fully. And my older two girls have Friday and Monday off of school, so that works out perfectly.
How far along? 39 weeks 2 days
How much weight gain/loss? 22 lbs gained
Maternity clothes? Nope, still wearing my normal clothes. Not my skinny jeans by any means, but my looser jean capris and longer shirts.
Belly button in or out? Completely flat
Sleep? Doing better. Waking up once a night to use the restroom instead of 2-3 times. Can't sleep much past 5am though, which makes me take a nap with Ava during the day. Good thing she loves to sleep with mommy.
Pregnancy symptoms? The usual ones you have at 39 weeks. Sciatic nerve pain, tired, nauseous at times. So ready to be done and meet her!
What am I looking forward to? Meeting my daughter, of course. Being able to sleep on my belly again (I've never been a belly sleeper, but something about not being able to do it makes you really really want to). And I'm super duper excited about her newborn pics, I've made her a few things to wear, and the photographer we use is fabulous!
Next appt? Friday, unless she comes sooner! And since we all love belly pics.....
So, be thinking of your favorite blogger this week!