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40 Week Appointment

We had our 40-week appointment today, and all is well in baby land! I am still 2cm dilated and about 80% effaced (compared to 50% last week), which means my body is making progress and labor is near. Of course, at this point, it has to be near… hahaha! My doctor also stripped my membranes again to try to help encourage my body to start more active labor — we’ll just have to wait and see if it works :).

I am feeling pretty good, but am definitely ready to meet our little boy. As you all know, I am a bit of a control freak, so it’s weird to have so little control over when he will come into the world. More importantly, I don’t want to be induced. Induction reduces your chances of a vaginal delivery, and tends to make labor more painful and longer — two things I would like to avoid!

Here’s hoping for more contractions!

Baby dust to all πŸ™‚

http://www.justmommies.com/pregnancy/labor-and-childbirth/stripping-membranes

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  1. I hope you don’t have to get induced either, but if so, it’s not so bad. I can’t say if it’s more or less painful since I only did it once πŸ˜‰ but mine wasn’t that long – 6hrs from IV hookup to crying baby. πŸ™‚ I will say that by the time I wanted drugs it was too late (10cm). Thinking of you…

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