Thursday, May 14, 2009

36 Weeks

Just got back from having a "regular" OB appointment--it's a new thing for me! I just knew I had dilated some more with all the contractions I've been having, but the complete opposite happened: I was 1 cm and now I'm maybe a 1/2 cm she says! Didn't know that could happen, but she assured me that sometimes the cervix collapses instead of opening. So it seems I've taken a step back!
The plan for now is to watch and wait, but if I haven't had the baby by my 39th week I will be induced. If my cervix still doesn't change, I'll have a c-section since I've had one before. I'm really hoping to go on my own, but today's news didn't give me much hope. We'll see if there is any change next week . . .
In other pregnancy news, I can finally complain a bit about the regular pregnancy woes: sleeping is horrible (can't find the right position, not to mention the hourly bathroom breaks!), and my ankles swell after any walking. I'm hot, hot, hot and it's not even hot outside yet! Can't wear shorts because of my fat, white legs and swelling ankles, so I just sit and sweat instead!!! And you wouldn't believe the emotions . . . when I'm not pregnant I wear my feelings on the end of my nose, and with these raging hormones it's 100 times worse! I'm just looking forward to the end, when I can hold my baby and finally see him face to face--I can't believe it's sooooo close!!!

6 comments:

Oscar T. Grouch said...

I am so very very happy for you Ashley. I cannot believe it is this close yet either, you will be fine, and holding that baby soon.

Lori P said...

almost there! so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah Wilson said...

Ashley, you are so precious! I am so excited to hold that baby I can hardly stand it! Clayton is going to be such a great big brother! Love you!

Keri said...

I couldn't help but giggle. I remember being there. I had such a hard time near the end with all the hormones and just being plain ol' uncomfy. I feel for you, but it will all be worth it the second you see your baby! Like I even had to tell you that. ;)

Yankee said...

You are almost there!

Patti H said...

one day at a time!!