38 Week (+ 3 Day) Appointment :: Update

Time for a quick update!

I had my 38+ week appointment this morning and here’s what I learned from my doctor ::

  • I keep gaining more and more weight (doc says it’s water weight that I appear to be retaining, but it just looks like a lot of extra weight to me…I’ve already gained 6-8 more pounds than I did with Abby…crazy!)
  • I am 25% effaced (and even though this is my second pregnancy, I’m still not 100% sure what the heck that means)
  • I am officially 3cm dilated (after being 2cm dilated for two weeks…the crazy part is that I went to the hospital at 3cm last time around)
  • Mac is measuring right on at 38-39 weeks
  • My doctor thinks Mac is going to weigh somewhere between 7 and 7 1/2 lbs (last time she guessed Abby would be 6 1/2 lbs and she came out at 7 lbs even…we’ll see how accurate she is this time)
  • She also thinks it could happen any day now but that she could very well see me next week (which I highly doubt…she also said something similar last time around and I went into labor the next day…goes to show it’s all a guessing game!)

Here’s what I think ::

  • I’m 100% ready for Mac to come out
  • I’m feeling like she’s going to wait until the minute my Mom heads to the airport to go into labor (so I’m going to talk my Mom into staying a few extra days)
  • I want to go into labor now…or 5 minutes ago, but now would be fine too
  • I feel like a swollen blimp

On an extremely positive note, the appointment went very well and Mac is happily hanging out with a strong heartbeat and I’ve had zero complications.  I cannot complain at all, but I can say I’m ready.  Sooooooo ready.  You hear me, Mac!?!  Mommy’s ready!


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5 Responses

  1. amaya says:

    Holy MACkerel! You’re so close. Gigi needs to stay for sure! Tell her Auntie Amaya says so, plus it could very well be on HER birthday!!! Exciting!

  2. sarah says:

    so excited for you guys. tell her to wait until the date i guessed though! 🙂

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