Disclaimer: This post is going to talk about my girl parts and upcoming labor. It won't be incredibly gross, but if you're not into reading about it then just skip this post.
Went to the doctor today for my 37 wk checkup. Everything is measuring par for the course.
I knew he would do a vaginal exam today and I was both really looking forward to it (finding out if any progress has been made) and really not looking forward to it (not pleasant at all). (Last warning to go read something else if you don't want to know about my insides.) Turns out I was thrilled to hear the news. I'd been preparing myself the last couple of days to expect no progress but be happy if I'd already dilated a centimeter. And I'm already 2cm! But the news gets better - I'm also 75% effaced.
He thinks I'll probably go into labor before my due date, but there's no way of knowing for sure until she comes.
All that said, I'm glad to know the end is in sight (pun intended).
The Dorks were here last weekend and helped me get everything in the house together for the baby. The crib is with Baby's toddler bed in her room and the bookcase was moved to the playroom. The little clothes have been laundered in special baby detergent.
I miss my ankles, but I know they'll be back a few weeks after baby is born. I can patiently wait.
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