My 39 week appointment was this afternoon, and there has not been much change on the cervical front. It's still high and close, so we are still on track for that October baby. I find it fascinating that people keep saying "I'm sorry". I'm definitely anxious to meet Jillian, but at the same time I'm enjoying these last few quiet days around the house too. I am sure she'll be here soon enough...no later than October 13th to be sure. I am sore, swollen, and waddling, but I can certainly tolerate all of these things in the short term. Honestly, I'm more afraid about postpartum recovery, because what that is like remains an unknown to me, and I'll have a newborn to handle when dealing with that.
Speaking of the overdue prospect, I often spend some time on the WebMD pregnancy boards. Can I just ask what the deal is with all the gals being induced these days? I'm not talking about medical reasons for induction like pre-eclampsia or high blood pressure or going well past your due date, etc. I'm talking about inductions for convenience reasons. For example, I read about gals who are so uncomfortable at 38, 37 or even 36 weeks that they whine to their doctors for inductions...and sometimes doctors will do it! Or inducing because the doctor thinks the baby might be big when measurement technologies are not exactly precise. It's as if people don't realize that induction comes with risks like more difficult contractions and increased risk of c section. Also, while it might be convenient to have something planned, I feel like part of the anticipation of having a new baby is that you never know when labor will start, and I'd rather not be robbed of that excitement.
Okay, I'll step off my soap box now...
I forgot to mention in my last post that Jeramy gave me an unexpected gift...diamond earrings! When I was getting ready for Jessie's wedding on Saturday, Jeramy noticed I was wearing my hair back. When I asked if it looked okay, he commented that it would look better with earrings. Now I don't own a lot of jewelry, and I didn't really have any earrings (well pairs of earrings at least) that would go well with my dress. So when I said that, Jeramy pulled out a box with 1 carat diamond studs. I was so surprised! Of course I wore them, and I've hardly had them out since. He was going to wait to give them to me until we had the baby, but the wedding presented the perfect opportunity. Plus I'd rather not think of them as a "push present" which I'm firmly against (did you ever see that NY Times article with those demanding, selfish women?).