Tuesday, August 21, 2012

38 Week OB Appointment

In this installment of OB updates...not much has changed.  Bummer.

My OB checked today to see if I was making any progress.  Before she checked she said to please not be discouraged if there was no change from the last time.  She said it's really not an indicator of when baby will come anyway. She said that even if I was 3 cm dilated and 80 % effaced, I could still stay that way for a few weeks.  So with that in mind...we're still right where we were 2 weeks ago, with a soft cervix but only about 1 cm dilated.  Oh well.

The good news is that Ellison has definitely dropped.  I already knew that though.  It feels like she's curled into a ball in my pelvis.  I measured the same as I did last week, so that's a pretty good indicator that she's moved down.  When my OB checked me, she confirmed that yes, Ellison's head is super low. So, at least she's moving into position!

Ellison's heartrate is still nice and strong, holding in the upper 140s.  My blood pressure still looks good at about 110/70 or so. 

We have our last appointment scheduled for next Tuesday afternoon.  That will be 5 days before she's due.  If she doesn't come by her due date, they'll try to schedule me for an induction on September 6 or 7, but because I will only be 40 weeks and 4 or 5 days, it would still be considered elective becuase I won't be quite to 41 weeks yet.  So, the hospital could say no or I could get bumped for other, more emergent procedures or deliveries.  If that's the case, then we're looking at Monday, September 10!  Yikes.  That's worst case scenario though.  My OB said to keep in mind that even with late babies, 75% come sometime during the 40th week.  So, we'll see what Ellison has in mind.  Either way, I keep telling myself that regardless of whether she comes early or late, she'll be here in less than 3 weeks...and that sounds good to me!


  1. I am SO jealous of you right now! I feel like I'm ages behind :( Hang in there!

  2. Good luck Rebecca! Enjoy these last amazing moments of being pregnant. I'm sure your ready to be done but it is such a special time for mommy and baby. Well wishes being sent your way on your delivery! xoxo