Quick Update: Could Be Anytime Now!

So I saw my doctor yesterday, just a regular prenatal checkup. It was the first time I had met this doctor shes the one I chose to see me through the pregnancy but since we switched to this hospital/clinic so late in my pregnancy I really hadnt had a chance to see her yet. Ive seen nurses and midwives but not her until yesterday. And I was really happy with my first impression because shes super nice and very real.

Well, she did an exam to see if there was any progress. After my last exam in labor and delivery a week ago, I was told I was 50% effaced and 1 1/2 cm dilated. There was some definite progress since the baby is reeeally low (she kept saying Wow, he is LOW) and Im now 80-90% effaced. Im still only 2 cm dilated, but she said they dont pay a lot of attention to that because it can go fast. She thinks I might have the baby in the next week!

Heres a diagram to put that effacement into perspective

Good grief, no wonder my pelvic bones hurt SO bad! Course in that picture it looks like a toddler is being carried, LOL.

I know I could be stuck at this place for a long time so Im trying not to get my hopes up too much, but I sincerely hope that wont be the case! Anyway, I wanted to give you a heads up because I have a lot of giveaways and things going on on the blog right now. I thought I would have more time since my due date isnt officially until January 19, but if I disappear for awhile just know I havent dropped off the face of the earth and Ill be back as soon as I can to draw winners or catch up on whatever I need to. Its really hard to focus on anything but the fact that Im about to give birth, though Im sure you can understand. 🙂 Im a little nervous but more excited than anything!

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