Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Week 38: Progress

Today I had my 38 week check-up and there has been progress since last week. I am dilated to 2 centimeters...almost 3 (out of 10). Although I would like to think that means labor is right around the corner, I realize that it doesn't necessarily mean that. The nurse practitioner did say that with first babies you can usually walk around dilated for awhile and with second babies it usually happens closer to labor. But, she did NOT say be ready for this baby to come this weekend or anything like that. My doctor will be on vacation from the 23rd until right up to my due date or thereabouts. So, I have until Saturday to have my doctor deliver the baby...or wait until the due date or after. I know that the nurses play the largest role time-wise in labor, but it would still be nice to have my own doctor there. I know what to expect from her and I've never even met the other doctors who will be on call. But, I'm praying that God will provide the right medical team for the arrival of this baby and give me peace with the whole situation.

So, today has been a reminder that yes this baby will be here soon and I should get ready...you know, get a bag packed, childcare lined up, bills paid, presents wrapped, etc. That is what I'll be doing in the next few days...unless this baby has other ideas.

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