01 November 2010

36 Weeks


I'm probably going to have a baby this month. I know that you may be thinking, "Sherry, your due date is November 29, you could very well go over and not have your baby this month." And until Friday I would have agreed with you. In fact, until Friday when people asked me when I was due, I would either say, "around Thanksgiving" or "roughly the beginning of December." Because I like to be realistic. And realistically, this baby could come in December instead of November.

On Friday I had an appointment with my midwife, and she told me the baby had dropped and that he was very low indeed. And that my cervix has started thinning. (Oh, hi, you just read about my cervix. Sorry if you found that disturbing. You may have to get used to such topics around these parts.) So the ball is rolling. And to be fair, this ball could be rolling down a very gentle incline - meaning the he'll arrive close to the due date after all. On the other hand, my midwife also told me that it was VERY unlikely I'd go past my due date. So there you go. The baby is not going to stay in there forever.

8 comments:

Janet said...

At my one month before due date visit with my second my Dr said, "oh, you're ready, this baby could come any time!" And he said the same thing every week until I was one week overdue. :)

Jenn said...

What lovely, lovely news to hear! I hope baby blesses you with a November birthday!

Janssen said...

As one of our Boston friends said, "Pregnancy and a baby put all sorts of formerly taboo topics on the table." Amen.

P1 Steven said...

I agree with Hanssen. I have heard co-workers talk about their struggles with feeding babies due to their plastic surgery. (I hope you get what Im alluding to.) Just remember! Sammy was 1 month early.

Jenny said...

You're all bump and no brawn.
:)

John said...

You will receive the following from Dad via post card in the coming days: "You look like an olive with a toothpick stuck through it." Take it as a compliment.

Packrat said...

That is quite a bump. You look great, and hope you are feeling good. The baby will come when he is ready - no matter how anxious you get. :)

Hillary said...

You are due on the exact date that my little Cameron (who will be 2 this month) was born. I hope all goes well with your delivery. You look great and very happy pregnant.