I had my 37-week appointment today, since yesterday was a holiday. Jeff came with me and Jonathan didn't, because it's time to check my "progress." I saw the midwife who is the one who usually comments on the baby's size, so it was no surprise that she did again today. She thinks the baby will be long like Jonathan-either that he/she already is or that he/she will be if I make it to my due date. (This baby has settled into a very uncomfortable place against my ribs, just like he did-but on the left instead of the right.) He/she sounds healthy, and I'm progressing. I'm 2 cm dilated and 80% effaced. (With Jonathan at 37 weeks, nothing was happening yet.) I could walk around like this for a few more weeks...or not! We'll see! We're thankful that all seems to be well and baby will be here soon. My bag is packed, and I've washed the new 0-3 mos. things that we received at our recent shower.
I should also mention that Jeff spoiled me today! His Valentine's Day gift to me was an appointment for a prenatal massage after my checkup this morning. Yes, I'm spoiled...and grateful. As I was waiting my turn, a woman in the waiting room gave me another gem of a quote to share. As you know, people seem to think that it's appropriate to say anything to pregnant women. She said, "Wow, you look ready to pop!" Um...okay? On to more pleasant things, the massage was wonderful! What a great gift!
As told by Jonathan on Tuesday, February 17, 2009