I went in for my 41 week checkup today which included a non-stress test, ultrasound and cervical check.
We started with the ultrasound to measure the amniotic fluid. It's definitely a boy and he's got lots of space to move around and plenty of fluid to swim in.
Then the non-stress test. If you don't know what that is, it's where the mom-to-be has two monitors strapped to her belly, one to measure baby's heartbeat and one to measure contractions. She's given a button to push every time the baby moves. We passed it with flying colors since Baby Boy woke up very active during the ultrasound and continued to be a wiggle worm during the rest of the appointment.
And finally, the depressing part. I've been having tons of painful contractions and cramping for two weeks now. I kinda thought that might mean things were moving right along towards labor.
I'm one centimeter dilated and 0% effaced. That's it. All those contractions, all that painful cramping and that's all I get.
I stopped for Reese's peanut butter cups on the way home.
On the way out of the clinic, Hubby made a comment about me having some control over when I go into labor and I just need to "work" on it. Have I mentioned that this is our third child? One would think he'd understand how this process works by now. But I did forgive him because he let me drag him to JoAnn Fabrics after the appointment.
Oh, and my induction is scheduled for Thursday morning. I AM having a baby this week! Period!!!!