38 weeks

Still pregnant over here. I had my 38 week check up on Thursday and things still look okay. The swelling is worse but not bad enough that my doctor is worried. A little protein in my urine but my blood pressure is still good. (And I guess high blood pressure is the biggest worry anyway.)

This is one of the 5 shirts I have the cover my entire belly (including that swollen bottom part) and my legs are so swollen that the only pants I fit into are a pair of black maternity pajama pants (that should be loose fitting, but definitely aren’t.)
For those of you interested in the TMI part of the end of pregnancies: First cervix check was Thursday and I’m 3 cm dilated and 50% effaced and she stripped my membranes (I asked her to.) I’ve been having contractions on and off since then but nothing serious yet. Really hoping it will kick in soon though!

6 thoughts on “38 weeks

  1. Hey that sounds promising! I was 0 cm dilated and my doctor could barely even reach my cervix the day before I went into labor. (I know that doesn't necessarily mean anything, but sounds at least promising.) Also, glad to hear no pre-eclampsia.

  2. I hope you weren't upset that I texted you last night…obviously you have no requirement to keep us notified of anything, we (twitter) just realized we hadn't heard from you after your appointment, and got mildly concerned. Glad you're still okay!

  3. Glad to hear that nothing serious is going on! Sounds like you're making progress! I always liked it when I was making progress (even though I knew it could still be a while); somehow it gave me hope that the end really was near!

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