Just got back from my midwife appointment. To be honest, I didn’t want to go. Nick had to force me to get dressed and then drive me there. I’ve been so tired and irritable that I don’t even want to get out of bed these days. I am not sleeping well, I have heartburn all the time, my pelvis and legs hurt all the time and I’m just not very happy right now. All this means that most days I try to stay in bed and not move. But alas, I had to go to check on baby girl.
We did all the usual stuff. My blood pressure is great. I’ve gained a little weight. I’m not taking too many Tums in one day. Babies heartbeat is between 140 and 150. My belly is measuring right on for 39 weeks. She is laying in the same position as she has been for months and her head is still very low, which is good.
My midwife went over what I should do if I start early labor, what I should do if my water breaks and the tentative plan we’ve had in place for the birth. She also wanted to do an internal exam, just to see if things were changing or progressing. She said I was about 1 cm dilated and my cervix is “soft and squishy” as she put it. She also predicted that baby would be here in 5 to 7 days. I’m hoping she right but we’ll just have to see if there are more weekly updates.