37 week appointment

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37 week appointment
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Tue, 01-29-2013 - 5:00pm

I'm starting to get a little excited! I had my 37 week appointment today. I'm dilated 1cm and 60% effaced and my doctor said that my little girl is pretty low down in the pelvis already!  I'm still hoping for a little while longer so I can get a few housekeeping things done, but it's weird knowing that things are getting started!  I know that you can stay 1cm for weeks, but it's more than I was expecting when I went to my appointment today!  I've been having some contractions, but nothing painful or too strong feeling, just ones that come and go very infrequently.  I just wanted to share how my appointment went, I'm just getting really excited...and a little nervous!

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Wed, 01-30-2013 - 12:35pm

How exciting, Dina!  Baby girl will be here before you know it.  Enjoy your last few weeks of being pregnant.  It goes by so very fast!

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Wed, 01-30-2013 - 6:32pm

Yay, Dina! That is so exciting! Sounds like you may go a little early, especially if you're already contraction even if they are infrequent.

I didn't have any infrequent contractions before labor, but I did get Braxton Hicks contractions starting third trimester. I wasn't dilated at all until 38 weeks and that was just 1/2 cm with no effacement. Then the next appointment at 39 weeks 1 cm and 70% effaced, which is exactly what I was when I was in early labor (after 5 hours of early labor). Finally, made progress after 13 hours of labor when I went back in active labor and was 5cm and 100% effaced. I worked up to ten days before I had him and was pretty active (including shopping the day before). Plus, I tried old wives tales to get things started: pineapple, walking, sex, nipple stimulation, and squats.

I'm going to guess that you're going to have the baby on February 10 and she will be 7lbs 6oz and 20 in. Laughing

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 12:25pm
Oh, wow! You are so close! Are we taking guesses on when you'll deliver? If so, I'm going to go with February 7th. Lucky 7 maybe? Good luck and I can't wait to hear more as you get closer!

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Sat, 02-02-2013 - 10:01pm
I'm hoping to make it past the 11th. I have a baptism class that ended up being offered that day. I'm guessing I'll stay at 1cm for a while but we'll see.

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