39 week appointment
(38 weeks, 6 days)
This week's appointment was unlike the last few weeks. No drama or surprises this time! Phew! Baby girl has a strong heartbeat and is sitting a little lower in my pelvis. Yay. Sundyna and I talked about the discomfort I've been having randomly and she was super excited about it. She basically said the more uncomfortable I am, the more things are happening that are getting my body and baby prepared for the birth. That is what I always think about when I get cramps or contractions. It is all in preparation for our first meeting and is so worth it! My next appointment with Sundyna is my 40 week appointment (39 weeks, 6 days). She is going to do a cervical exam to see where I'm at and do a membrane sweep as well. I will also have my last round of lab work done to get a final red blood cell count before delivery! She also suggested some cervical ripening and labor inducing techniques to try throughout the week to prepare for the membrane sweep so it will be most effective. I literally cannot wait!! I honestly hope baby stays all snuggly until next week. I really want her to come on Tuesday, but I know most babies aren't born on their due dates and I have a feeling that she will be arriving after her estimated due date. I'm actually scheduled at work until the 25th, so we'll see how far I make it!!