Now I know for sure that I will not be pregnant indefinitely...that one day soon we will actually have a baby in our arms. Of course, I joke. But as you enter these final days it does kind of feel like you'll be pregnant forever.
We had our regular OB appointment today.
1) I went from 1cm last week to 2cm this week. Yay, progress!
2) The OB very gently stripped my membranes. Apparently the last time the OB stripped membranes, she broke the person's water, so she is hesitant to be very aggressive. It really didn't hurt at all.
3) I have an induction scheduled for next Thursday, March 25th in the event baby doesn't come sooner. Ideally, I would like to have everything progress naturally, but it is so nice having a definite end date in site.
4) On a weird note, my blood pressure was high. I always have very low blood pressure...we're talking 90-110/60-65. Today it was 132/78. While that is still in the normal range, it is definitely high for me. The doctor told me to check it twice this weekend at a pharmacy and let them know if it goes over 140/90. Not sure what that means. Perhaps just something that happens as you get closer to labor? They are monitoring me so closely that I'm not overly concerned. I go back to the perinatal center on Monday for my regular nonstress test and fluid check. And then back to the OB for the last time on Tuesday. Or maybe she'll just come this weekend (fingers crossed...).
So, as you can see, I will eventually have a baby, in case there was doubt in any of your minds. Well, there was in mine, at least :) Ok, I'm off to cherish my last weekend of pregnancy. Happy weekend to all of you, too.
P.S. I've added the last belly shot picture hubby took...this was almost 2 weeks ago. Please ignore the sweats and ponytail!