Wednesday, January 2
I'm officially 37 weeks - considered full-term - and have begun to see my doctor each week. Last week's visit was less than exciting. No dilation, no effacement, just same old, same old. So, I went into my exam today, expecting to be disappointed again. It's never a comfortable thing to be examined by an OB/GYN, but all of you women out there that have given birth can testify that at this stage of pregnancy, you'll willingly - and even excitedly - bare all to find out how soon this baby is planning to arrive. I'm happy to say that my examination today revealed that I am almost 2 cm dilated and 70% effaced! While I know I could stay at this place for a while, its exciting to know that my body is beginning to prepare for the birth of this child. I came home tonight and decided to pack my bag for the hospital, just in case. Matt seemed excited - but anxious at the news. I think its starting to hit him that fatherhood is very close at hand. We'll keep you posted!