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    37 weeks

    How far along: 37w
    Weight: 155.6lb
    Measuring: 41″ around
    Doctor updates: 0cm dilated, but 25% effaced. Since she’s not my regular OB (I’m doing the office rotation thing right now), she doesn’t know if this implies progress, or this is just the norm for my body so far. Dr. M hadn’t mentioned anything about the thinning of my cervix, or feeling “different” this pregnancy, so I have no idea. Either way, I NEED S2 to hold out another 2 weeks… at least for me. Oh, and he’s also facing into my hip. Just like G. If he’s got his cord wrapped around his neck, then it will be JUST like G’s delivery. I’m already ready for a c/s, so this isn’t a problem. I just don’t want to go through another 10 hours of labor, dedicated for a VBAC only to end up in the OR again. Arg!
    Contractions: Thankfully, none yet. I didn’t have Braxton Hicks with G, and I don’t seem to be having any with S2, either. But, of course, we’ve got time 🙂
    Sleep: Fine. I just wish I had more of it. I’m definitely approaching a hibernation stage here.
    Gender: Team Destructor!
    Movement: A lot less these days, but he’s happy to tell me he’s in there
    Feeling: Sleeeeeepy. I’m hoping to take advantage of daytime naps starting next week. Did I mention only 5 more work days left? 5, baby!!!
    Food cravings: Nothing significant this week
    Fetal development:
    Your baby is now considered “full term,” even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, his lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (Some babies need a bit more time, though.)
    Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don’t be surprised if your baby’s hair isn’t the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.

    2 responses to “37 weeks”

    1. Kasey says:

      Ohh my goodness, you are soo close! Are you ready?!?!

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