So I saw my doctor yesterday, just a regular prenatal checkup. It was the first time I had met this doctor – she’s the one I chose to see me through the pregnancy but since we switched to this hospital/clinic so late in my pregnancy I really hadn’t had a chance to see her yet. I’ve seen nurses and midwives but not her – until yesterday. And I was really happy with my first impression because she’s super nice and very “real”.
Well, she did an exam to see if there was any progress. After my last exam in labor and delivery a week ago, I was told I was 50% effaced and 1 1/2 cm dilated. There was some definite progress since the baby is reeeally low (she kept saying “Wow, he is LOW”) and I’m now 80-90% effaced. I’m still only 2 cm dilated, but she said they don’t pay a lot of attention to that because it can go fast. She thinks I might have the baby in the next week!
Here’s a diagram to put that effacement into perspective…
I know I could be stuck at this place for a long time so I’m trying not to get my hopes up too much, but I sincerely hope that won’t be the case! Anyway, I wanted to give you a head’s up because I have a lot of giveaways and things going on on the blog right now. I thought I would have more time since my due date isn’t officially until January 19, but if I disappear for awhile just know I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth and I’ll be back as soon as I can to draw winners or catch up on whatever I need to. It’s really hard to focus on anything but the fact that I’m about to give birth, though – I’m sure you can understand. :) I’m a little nervous but more excited than anything!