I had another appointment today and things are still progressing!
- Gained 5 more pounds bringing my total to 31 pounds gained.
- 110/80 BP
- No protein in urine
- 151 heart rate for baby
- Still dilated to 3 cm
- Now effaced 80% vs 50%
The doctor said I am doing great as he checked my cervix. My goal was to be at least 75% effaced and I hit that with 80% so I was a very happy lady. While he was checking my cervix he did strip my membrane again.
Since I don’t have Pre eclampsia I am chalking up this outrageous weight gain to the really bad swelling I have going on. Working out in the yard in the heat in conjunction with drinking enough water to keep from getting dehydrated is giving me a big water retention. That’s how I am justifying the scale’s numbers in my head right now! 🙂
If you have been pregnant before you can understand how hard the last few weeks can be. Once you hit 37 weeks and are told you are full term you want that baby out ASAP! I am naturally a very impatient person but the more uncomfortable I get the worse it gets for me.
If you Google natural ways to induce labor you will find all sorts of ideas and no one really knows if they actually work. I am sure they don’t but don’t judge a girl for trying! So on that note I have a pretty funny story.
I have really started to swell in my ankles and Michael knows how uncomfortable I am in general. So I asked him to do some accupressure in a few spots after dinner the other night. I pulled up a video and helped talk him through finding the correct points.
As the video progressed she said something about moving to the next spot to help induce labor and he then realized what he was doing! I died laughing and I wish I would have been recording it because it was just priceless. He continued after I finished my laughing fit because if he didn’t I would have just did it myself.
I clearly didn’t go into labor from these pressure points so perhaps this has to be a longer than 10 minute rub per spot. So I will continue to eat my pineapple, bounce on my ball and rub my pressure points. It doesn’t matter what I say Michael is officially anti sex since I lost my mucus plug. Maybe I should just use a turkey baster?
I have had Braxton Hicks contractions since about midnight last night, Tuesday night, which puts me at about 9 hours of them now. I sure am hoping that this could be something because it is reminding me a lot of that last Sunday when the contractions weren’t regular enough. Only time will tell but this belly has been a rock all day long!
So as I write this I am eating another pound of pineapple and rolling around on my ball.