Had another appointment today. At my clinic, there are four doctors that see all the patients; you are not attached to any one doctor.
Sooooo, the doctor today did all the usual stuff (my blood pressure was NORMAL!! - I have been having some issues with that) and then asked if I wanted my membranes stripped. I told her it was done on Monday by a different doctor and resulted in some mild menstrual cramps, but nothing more.
"Well, I'm REALLY good at stripping membranes."
HOLY SHIT! What a difference! For comparison sakes, let's say the doctor I saw on Monday gently swept one finger around for about 5 seconds, producing a mild discomfort. Today, it felt like she shoved her entire hand up there, and swirled it around for 10 seconds and THEN said, "only 5 more seconds!" as I writhed in pain. I do believe I was ONLY moaning in pain, not screaming, thankfully!!
If THIS doesn't get things moving, I don't know what will!! I am still in pain, not contractions at all, just really sore. About as sore as you think you might feel after a hand was shoved into your uterus.
No blood yet (she said I may have a few days of bleeding), and an ultrasound scheduled for Friday.
Tentative induction scheduled for May 26. :-( But I really don't think it will come to that.
I have to wait until the radiologist completes a report and sends it to my doctor, but the tech was able to tell a few things...
She estimated baby's weight to be 7 pounds, 14 ounces!!! It can be off by up to a pound in either direction. That's big enough, thanks. I don't want to birth no Buddha baby!! Also, the tech could see hair. She tried to show me, but I really couldn't see anything!
At my doctor's appointment yesterday I was 3 cm dilated and 50% effaced!! Naturally, this got me very excited until I went home and Googled it. Apparently, you can be in this state for WEEKS!!! My due date is Sunday. Will she be early or late? Shian is convinced she'll arrive on Friday the 13th.