December 11, 2008

"I'm not coming out!!!"

So says Baby Biff *sigh*. Had my 38-week appointment today and no baby in sight. And by "in sight" I mean on the outside, since as my pictures obviously show, I'm ALL baby these days! My doctor had hoped to strip my membranes today. It's not as gruesome as it sounds--just separating the amniotic sac from the cervix, which is supposed to kick the body into making the hormones that get labor going (it's not breaking the water or anything). Apparently membrane stripping has a so-so success rate and my doctor (as well as all of my online friends and Dr. Internetz) said that if the baby isn't ready, membrane stripping doesn't do anything. Well not only is this baby not ready, my cervix was so tight and closed she couldn't even get in there to strip the membranes! So we're a no-go on that one. Hopefully we'll get some dilation action soon. I'm so ready to be done, and I really want to have this little guy as far away from Christmas as possible. Plus I got the cutest little "My First Christmas" outfit for him, which will definitely NOT fit him next year!!! Come on, Biff!

Posted by Shelby at December 11, 2008 11:32 PM
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