On Wednesday I'll be 38 weeks. Today I went to another check-up. Take a guess where I am at now, keeping in mind that last Monday I was dilated to 3...
I AM STILL AT 3!!!! What?! In a week I have made no progress whatsoever!
Grrrrr. My doctor was out because he had minor surgery last week, so I saw a nurse practitioner today. She gave me some more information than just that I was at 3 cm, but I'm not sure everyone wants to read everything she told me, so I'll just say there is SOME progress. I guess I could still go into labor anytime, but the dilation report made me depressed. Then she had the nerve to mention how some women go to 42 weeks. Why would she say that?! That is just plain mean!
Plus, she said she estimates that the baby is only 6.5 to 7 lbs right now, which is small considering that at this point (38 weeks) Jackson was 8 lbs. I thought second babies were supposed to be bigger. That also means I have no reason to beg the doctor to induce me early like he did with Jackson. He was worried about shoulder dystocia, but with a smaller baby, I guess that won't be an issue.
I must be the biggest wimp in the world. I always prided myself on being so tough, but as miserable as I have been in the last week, I would have sworn I was at least a 5 this week. Haha, I even packed up all my stuff in the car in case she told me to just go right over to the hospital because I was ready!
Sigh...I'll keep you informed if anything changes, but it's not looking like I'm going to go into labor anytime soon.