So this is week 39, it's completely crazy to see "7" days left on my google homepage countdown-er. I've been going to the doc's office every week. This last week, however, they checked for dilation, etc. To my very big surprise, I am nearly 2 cm dilated, 80% effaced and at +1 station!! Not really what I was expecting. Exciting though because that means things are definitely moving forward towards labor & delivery.
Not that I'm in a hurry...(I'm pretty confident that I'll make it to my next appointment this Wednesday.) I can't complain TOO much, I am pretty comfortable during the day unless I have a lot to do or a lot of walking is involved. Walking = more swollen feet. I also have a higher body temp these days--I'm hot alllll the time. Scott shivers when our living room is a cool 72 degrees, but I'm sitting there still too hot for comfort. But it's mostly nighttime when I get truly uncomfortable. Our AC doesn't quite reach our bedroom, so it's usually a bit too warm for comfort. I battle that with a cool shower as much as I can, but the effect wears off a couple hours later. It's also at night when my entire lower half decides to get sore and make it tough to maneuver from one side to the other (I can't wait til I can't sleep on my back or stomach again!). Not to mention the fact that it feels like a watermelon drops into my lower abdomen every time I stand up.
It could be worse, so I'm not going to complain anymore. However, I still can't stand not knowing which day this little bug is going to decide to come. I hate the suspense! I'm a planner, and this kind of thing is impossible to plan for! GAH. He's not hinting either, little rascal :) Exciting times for our little family.
[I'll get a picture up soon]