Thursday, June 27, 2013


Patrick and I just got back from the doctor and got a couple of updates. My belly is measuring at about 41 centimeters. The doctor says I'm about 60% effaced and dilated to about 1 centimeter. She also said the baby has dropped down into my pelvis by another centimeter (to -2 station for those of you that are medically-minded). She was surprised to see that although the baby dropped into my pelvis by a centimeter, which usually makes the belly measurement smaller, my belly was measuring a centimeter bigger. That just means the baby is still growing a lot in these last weeks, even as it is getting ready to make its way out.

I've been feeling some consistent painless contractions, and apparently they're working to get my body ready to deliver the baby. I'm hoping I can keep going like this, slow and steady and without pain, up until the very end. Colin is here visiting and it's been so busy with all the fun stuff the boys have planned. Tomorrow we'll go see a free movie (Lawrence of Arabia) in Moscow, ID and Saturday we're going to go to the public pool -- which has slides! Summer fun!

Two more days and I'll be 38 weeks!

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