SOOOO.. I had my 33 week appointment yesterday and it was quite interesting.
Before I begin, let me tell you a little bit about my doctor. She is the complete opposite of me. Which, in her profession is a really great thing! Side note, Andrew has informed me that I would make an awful doctor. He thinks I would have every single one of my patients convinced that they have a million different diseases in a matter of a 15 minute annual check-up....
So back to my doctor... she is non-drama, very realistic, and never assumes anything. She is the type that when you tell her your skin is falling off, her reaction is "interesting..." and not "WOW!!". Am I making sense here?
For the past couple of weeks I have been having women in my office and at church tell me things like, "wow.. she's dropped! "Holy cow, she could come any day now." "You have lost weight, that means the baby is coming soon!!" It goes on and on.
The beginning of the appointment was very normal. Weigh, tinkle, listen for the baby's heartbeat... As the nurse continues to search for Selah's heartbeat I become aware that she is aware of my continuous contractions. She asks me if I have been getting them a lot and I tell her, "yep. About 25 in a working day." I've told my laid back doctor about this before and all I've gotten is "interesting...".
She then tells me she wants the doctor to check my cervix to see if I'm dilated. It kind of surprised me because I was pretty sure that they don't check you until around 36 weeks. The doctor comes in and begins to check me. And there it was, "wow".
"Ummm, I can feel the pressure of your baby's head on your very thin cervix." WHAT?? My doctor then goes on to tell me that my baby has dropped completely, my cervix has completely thinned out and I am NOT going to make it to 40 weeks. She told me that I am measuring a week ahead which would make me 34 1/2 weeks and that if my baby decided to come at 36 weeks... She is not going to stop it. That is in a week and a half. OMG.
Now, who really knows when she is going to come... But that is just a tad bit sooner than I expected. I guess it is really time to get everything settled before my anxious baby decides to come. Whenever that may be...
Good news.... My itching will hopefully stop once she is born! Bring on 36 weeks :)