April 17, 2008

38 weeks and 1 day

A little bit of a baby update.

For the last two nights I have had some warm up contractions. Nothing strong or consistent but noticeable.

Today I saw Bernice, our midwife, again. Two weeks ago when I saw her my belly, which had been measuring 2 weeks ahead the whole pregnancy, measured 4 weeks ahead. I also had gained 10 pounds from the last time I had seen her. Her exact words were, "You need to stop." It was the closest thing to a scolding I think I could get from grandmotherly Bernice so I took her very seriously.

But today we found out I had only gained 1 pound in the last two weeks! Woo baby! Also, my belly is now measuring at 38 weeks - right on target with where I am. The reason - the baby has dropped. In the words of Bernice's assistant, "The baby is really low and really deep," head nestled well in the pelvic cradle. This is super good news. I think the baby dropped over the weekend, and generally a mother will go into labor 2 weeks after the drop. People get ready - this baby is coming!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I'm so excited and proud of you about your weight/size all balancing out. Great, great job.