Yesterday was our 38 week checkup which also means another dialation check. We are between 1-2 cm now and she's dropped a little bit more, but not enough to say she is in station -2 yet. I have to admit I was a little bit upset that we hadn't progressed further, but she'll come when its time. The doctor did mention that he is going out of town on June 11. I prefer going into labor naturally over an induction, but I would much rather have Dr. Smith than someone I've never met. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully we'll have better news next week.
Josh and I went in today for our 37 week appt, which also means we had our first dilation check!!! I was on pins and needles all day trying not to get my hopes up, but to my surprise my usual pessimism was not needed. We are dilated to a 1, 50% effaced, and between a -3 & -2 station. I know everyone says being dilated to a 1 is nothing, but Dr. Smith actually said to be where we are at 37 weeks is actually pretty good. I'm just happy to know that things are going well and Addyson is healthy. Hopefully more good news will come at next Wednesday's appt as well!
We started our weekly appointments today and we had our group B strep test. Hopefully it will come back fine. We asked Dr. Smith when he will start to check to see which way she is oriented and at first he'd said next week, but he did poke around a little bit to see today. I'd been feeling what I thought was a head really low in my abdomen and he confirmed that it was her head!!! Hopefully we're not to far away from meeting our little one! I know of course that it could still be up to 6 weeks before she comes, but a girl can hope. Well off to church.
Yes it has been 42 days since I've posted! Thats me pocrastinator extrodinaire! Its been really busy around here. Along with trying to get Addyson's room ready Josh and I have had two awesome baby showers. I'll try to post pics of the church shower in the next couple of days. Angela and Rebecca you all did an awesome job!!!! I'll be brining out all of the tricks when its your turn. Well off to church we go! Hopefully I'll be a little bit better about posting going forward.