so baby update... this past thursday i had another doctors appointment. I am 2 cm dilated (i was half a cm last week), and 50% effaced, still a little confused by this "effaced" term even though ive asked my doctor about 3 times to explain it. As I expected i reached the 20 pound gainage mark. Its really weird to think ive gained 20 pounds, it doesnt really bother me it just is weird to think about (and look at to be honest) haha. At my appointment, my doctor spoke with me about inducing and i quickly blurted out "no!" nicely of course. She then explained me to the risk factors of going past 42 weeks due. Apparently the placenta is only designed to "work" for 42 weeks and once it stops working then the baby stops growing and really bad things can take place. with that said I did end up scheduling a possible induction for December 27, however my doctor is thinking lil Hudson will be here much sooner than that.
at my appointment my doctor let me know she was able to touch hudson's head while checking my cervix. this totally caught me off gaurd and really made me nervous to think "his head is right there?!" I immediately began to get nervous about walking, coughing, sneezing or going over any speed bumps. Today i needed to make a trip to walmart to get some things, i was there for about 20 minutes and had to put my cart up and come home. i was feeling so much pressure, getting chills and of course getting extremely scared that i could go into labor at the local walmart, not the best place to bring a child into the world (even though it did make a great movie with natalie portman.) After waddling out to my car, i got in and started crying. I wasn't really in "pain" just extremely uncomfortable and so very worried.
well, at 38 weeks we are definitely ready to go. All bags are packed including dannys, a variety of hats for hudson have been purchased-washed-thrown in diaper bag, baby classes have all been officially took (or is it taken?), feet are swelling, walking is now waddling, maternity clothes are tightening and hair has been highlighted. I am so ready to meet hudson, but admittedly so scared of the unknown.
i go back to the doctor tomorrow, i'm assuming everything will still be the same but if not you'll be the first to know, right after danny, parents, grandparents etc. =)
looking forward to start blogging about my labor & delivery process!!