39 Weeks!

Yes, the title of this one is thirty-nine weeks! It’s officially the end of the road. My doctor has my due date as April 2nd in her files so that would mean I am a few days away from full term. I have been going with the April 5th since my first ultrasound. I know, it’s all pretty much the same. However, a week sounds a lot longer than a few days when you are this close!

At my appointment today the doctor said I am pretty much as far along as I was last week β€” great! She decided to strip my membranes. Sorry if this is TMI for some of you, I have heard that some folks think it is. I don’t and get these questions ALL the time, so I figure plenty of you are interested. For those of you who don’t know, when this happens naturally it usually means labor is a few days away. In my case, it might encourage labor (yay!)…we will see!

I also learned my doctor doesn’t like to let ladies go much past their due date, which is a relief for me. If I haven’t delivered this next week she will schedule an induction, and I am totally cool with that. I will be 40+ weeks and even more ready than I am while I am writing this.

Can’t wait to share the good news with everyone. I’ll keep you posted and you keep on reading!

39 Weeks! (The best I could do by myself, not really in focus but you can still see the important belly part.)

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8 thoughts on “39 Weeks!

  1. nowickcandle says:

    Congratulations and I really hope for your sake stripping your membranes works! Didn’t for me 😦 I had to be induced a week late for both my babies though. I wish you the best of luck for a speedy and safe delivery!!

    • albumsofus says:

      Thanks so much! And thanks for the comment. I am hopeful it will help move things along, but you never know. It will all work out however it’s supposed to. πŸ™‚

  2. Paola says:

    My ass of a doctor did that to me without telling me first!! But then again baby was out 3 days after that which was great! You look awesome Gwen! I luv that color on you. Keep us posted! Good luck!

    • albumsofus says:

      Thanks girlie! If it happens in 3 days I will be a happy Momma! I’m surprised your doc didn’t tell you ahead of time, it’s not exactly a ‘walk in the park’ when they do it. I will def keep you posted. xo

  3. Nadia says:

    You look beautiful!!! So tiny….lots of love and positive energy your way!!! For your doc to strip your membranes, you must be pretty effaced and started to dilate.. Have a lovely birth Momma!

    • albumsofus says:

      Thanks Nadia! I am about 70% and about 2cm, so the same, but maybe a little more than last week. All the doctor said was I’m “about” the same. I’m getting back to being extra excited about her coming soon – yay!

  4. Peggy Haigis says:

    You look so good Gwen! So excited!

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