October 11, 2006 Appointment

October 10, 2006Today we had our 38-week appointment. There has been some progress and I am now 2.5 cm dilated and 70-80% effaced. Baby J’s head is definitely down “pretty low”, she is positioned perfectly for delivery, and our doctor said it could be tomorrow when she arrives or it could be two weeks from now.  She still thinks we’ll deliver before our due date, though. We aren’t going to get our hopes up just yet, but I have been having some Braxton-Hicks contractions that aren’t so comfortable, but they only last a second or so. We are getting anxious not knowing where we’ll be when the “real” contractions kick in, so that brings an element of excitement to this whole experience, too! We are definitely in for the ride of our lives!

This is a photo of week 38. We decided to take them every two weeks for the last month. View slideshow.

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