Thursday, September 18, 2008

No Progress

Yesterday was my 38 week doctor's appointment, and it seems that the trend of no dilation and a thick cervix is continuing. Dr. C told me not to worry about her being on vacation next week, because if she were reading her crystal ball correctly, I am destined to go past my due date. In fact, she felt so confident in this prediction, that she had me schedule appointments at 40, 40.5, 41 and 41.5 weeks for ultrasounds and NST's. I feel like I should be feeling very anxious over this prognosis, but for some reason I am not. This whole thing still seems so surreal to me that this whole birth doesn't seem imminent to me, and I am just going to stay 9 months pregnant forever.

My projects are nearly wrapped up at work. I'm working half days from home today and tomorrow, and by the end of the week all the big stuff will be done. I'm planning to go in for a few days next week to wrap up the loose ends, and then it is on to maternity leave. It feels so good to have everything in a place where I don't have to worry about it for the next several months, and I there are quite a few interesting projects lined up for me when I return in January. I'm sure it will be hard to go back, but at the same time I am not really sure that I am cut out to be a full-time stay at home mom. I really need the structure and adult interaction that a job provides. Besides, there is no way I could quit with the economy turning sour and construction work starting to slow. My job offers stability that Jeramy's just cannot provide.

Here is the 38 week belly pic. It probably isn't the last as it sounds like there will be a 40-weeker in my future.

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

You look marvelous! Sorry your doctor thinks you'll go late...not something any pregger at the end of a pregnancy wants to hear...that's for certain! Hopefully that cervix will start to spread and thin out very soon!!! FINGERS CROSSED FOR YOU!

Jendeis said...

You look great! Don't worry about going past 40 weeks. Apparently, that number was developed by a doctor who only studied a few women in some German village who had all had multiple births. I think the average for a first is closer to 42 weeks.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

You look fantastic! And don't worry about being late...your baby will decide when he's ready to come. Lemy was late, but when she was born she was happy and healthy--I don't know if that would've been the case had she come early. Hang in there! ((HUGS))

Kelly said...

You look fabulous! I think maybe now you could give Jillian her eviction notice so you have her before Christmas! :) The little stinker!

Jen said...

You look great! And whenever she comes will be perfect.

Jaime said...

Waaaaah! I want to meet Jillian NOW! Mom was 2 weeks late with both of us, and we turned out GREAT!

JamieD said...

You look so good and happy! I wouldn't be anxious about going over, either. Pregnancy suits you!

Congrats on finishing up all your projects at work. It sounds like you will have plenty of time to wrap up loose ends and then some. It sounds like these next few weeks will be relaxing ones instead of hectic ones!

jenn said...

I'm glad you get to wrap up your projects at work- I am dreading that day, lol! enjoy your last few weeks- Jillian will come when she's good & ready, even if it's later than you want to meet her!