Going into the 40th week today! Our visit with Dr. V was as pleasant as usual, and we ran into Margaret and Elliot at the office, I am glad they switched and hopefully they are getting more support with Triangle for the birth they desire. They thought for sure that we’d delivered by now! Luci was really funny, she joked that the babies might be in my belly forever, they are too comfortable. We had another EFM today, I sat in a very comfy La-Z-Boy, what a difference! There were more contractions this time than last time, and the babies reacted to the irregular contractions really well, according to Jessica, one of the midwives at Triangle.
So there’s not much progress on the dilation, still half a centimeter, and Baby A is at -1 station (fully engaged is at 0 station). Dr. V did a quick ultrasound scan to confirm they are head down, and it turned out they are not only both head down, their heads are next to each other – maybe that’s the reason I don’t have much dilation? He joked it’s not going to be like the World Cup, only one of them can win the race. Dr. V will be out of town this Thursday till next Wednesday, so I might end up having a different doctor at birth, so hopefully I can make it before Thursday! We expressed our feelings towards not getting induced and he was okay with it – that’s really awesome. Audrey will be out of town this weekend as well, so I am really hoping that the babies will come soon, otherwise Jamie will attend the birth as a backup.
So I’ve eaten a whole pineapple and plenty of eggplant, Michael and I went on a long walk this evening at Lake Pine, I hope Michele is right, maybe the labor will start during a walk. We both had some pain in the stomach but after the walk we both felt a lot better. Although I got scratched by a cat on the road so we had to turn back and clean the wound right away, it’s a Maine Coon cat looks like Bonnie with more fur but she was pretty mean!