Just an update on the whole mucus plug thing, Steve and I headed to the doctor on Wednesday for our normal weekly checkup and I told them I thought I lost my mucus plug. The doctor said that the mucus plug is an old wives tale. I guess it’s just changes in discharge when the cervix begins thinning and opening, there is nothing that is “plugged”. That being said I know a lot of people who told me they lost theirs so I guess those women (me included) are just more booger-ie 🙂 The doctor did, however, want to check me to see if I was dilated .. it was painful. There is a baby head in the way which made it hard for her to check me, but it turns out my cervix is still very closed.
One thing the doctors were worried about was the high levels of protein in my urine and my increased blood pressure. They said it was signs of pre-eclampsia and that I needed to be very careful to watch for more signs and to get into labor and delivery if it gets worse. They said if my blood pressure is high next week they would do the c-section. They suggested I try to eliminate stress *ha!* and get my feet up as much as possible. I did get a short term disability form filled out for work saying that I should stop working on Wednesday but I’m still working. IBM is a little slow on getting all the details worked out. Plus I want to finish my current project rather than leave people hanging before I go.
Speaking of c-sections, the doctors basically told me that is how i’d delivery. They said it “could” happen that baby A flips but since he’s been in the same position for so long he’s probably comfortable. I’ve been trying to bribe baby A to get him to turn but he’s not having it. I’m pretty scared about having a c-section but I know millions of women do it every year and personally I have some friends/family who have survived just fine. My new milestone is 36 weeks… if we could get there I’d feel very good. A planned birthday of 11-22-12 would be awesome though! That’s Thanksgiving this year and Steve made a good point that all the good doctors are probably going to be home with their families.