We will keep you all updated!!!
Chris and I are so excited that we will be meeting our little girl very soon! I'm officially 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant leaving 5 days to go until our due date! I have been going to the doctor on a weekly basis for nearly a month now and I've been making progress towards labor, but I'm thinking this baby is nice and cozy in her current home and that she really isn't in a hurry to come out! I went to my 37 week appointment with little hope that I would be progressing any and found out that I was actually 1.5 cm dilated and 80% effaced (thinned out). I couldn't believe I was already making progress at 37 weeks! I think this got my hopes up though and when I went in for my 38 week appointment I found out that I had only dilated a half a cm and everything else remained the same. After getting my hopes up that she might come early I went into today's appointment knowing that nothing has changed. Sure, I've had a lot of braxton hicks contractions, but they always seem to subside after a few hours so I'm through getting my hopes up. Right? Well, at my 39 wk appointment today I learned that I am now dilated to 3cm and 90% effaced. The doctor says that the baby is very low and anteriorly placed... so it really is just a waiting game. We talked about our different options and decided to hold off on inducing until after I've reached my due date. I'm getting impatient and am so ready to meet and hold my baby girl, but I also want to try to go into labor on my own and experience that part of this process. My due date is this coming Monday October 25th and I'm sheduled for one more doctor appointment that morning. We will induce somtime next week if baby doesn't come on her own. It's so exciting to think that by next weekend we will have our baby in our arms!! Of course, I'm still hoping she comes in the next day or two. :)