I didn't get a chance earlier to post my 38 week pictures, so here is a little montage:
Yesterday Adam and I went in for our last check up before baby. I was checked internally to see if I was dilated. I was not expecting it to be any different than an annual exam kind of check. Whoa buddy, I was totally wrong. I won't get too graphic... but it was definitely much more... intense.
And disappointing. After the OB finished spelunking in the baby cave, she proclaimed I was exactly ZERO centimeters dilated. Nothing. Zilch. Nada. Unless something happened between then and Monday night, I would be starting from scratch, which would probably mean a loooong labor. Her words, I believe, were, "be prepared to spend a few more days than planned at the hospital. Your labor could be 48 hours." Awesome, right?
So the plan is this: Go in Monday night at 8pm. After I get settled in they will apply a gel (dad said some kind of algae??) that will ripen my cervix. Tuesday morning, around 5am, I will start Pitocin, with labor starting soon after. The OB said that if I go through a day of Pitocin without enough progress, they will either start over with gels and Pitocin AGAIN or go to c-section. I'm praying for a little natural progress this weekend (I did around 2 hours of exercise ball bouncing last night) so that we don't have this super long labor. I guess we'll just have to see though...Perhaps if you're the praying type you could send a little prayer out my way for a speedy, safe, and healthy delivery in the next few days. :)
By this time next week I hope to be cuddling my baby boy. Maybe I'll even post a picture for you all. :)