Warning: this post may contain some TMI pregnancy details... Don't read on if that offends you!
So I am officially full term!!! 37 weeks! This is quite exciting news since my last pregnancy didn't make it this far. My blood pressure had been touch and go here and there so I have been monitored closely just to watch it. The past few weeks, however, it has been AWESOME and it REALLY got me excited to be able to try for a VBAC. Last week I was dilated 1-2 and 80% effaced which I thought was pretty awesome because my body didn't get to do anything last time. Today I had another appointment and no change. Normally I wouldn't care... the baby will come on it's own time (and really I am not super anxious to get him out yet)... but my DR doesn't want me to go past 39ish weeks for BP fears. Well today, out of the blue it was high! ugh... I am so sad and may or may not have bawled about it already. I get to do the awesome orange jug (24 hour urine test) and based on those results we will find out how soon my c-section will be. He was throwing around dates like say... this friday? ahhh... I am going to try to make that NOT happen. (just because I want more time, and well, it's little miss Aggie's birthday)
Here's the hope: I have had loads of contractions. Like painful ones that wake me up at night, but nothing is consistent. The Dr did strip my membranes today (ouchy ouch!!!) but I don't know if it is really doing anything! We go walking constantly but I don't know what else to do at this point. Like, really? I don't want to force this kid out, but if we are talking Repeat C-section, I REALLY want to try everything I can and the doc will not induce a previous c-section patient.
So friends, pray that my body wants this baby out before the dr forces him out? I know that a c-section isn't the end of the world. Really? my last one wasn't that bad, but the thing that makes me most sad is that I didn't get to push my baby out... lame? I know but it is the way I feel and I really wanted to experience it.
Either way, get excited!!!! Baby Shelley #2 is coming soon!!!!