Today marks 37 weeks 5 days. We have approximately 15 days until Avery's due date!!! Megan is feeling extremely crampy today. She is also experiencing some pressure "down there."
At the OB appointment, we found out that Meg gained 3 pounds since our last visit...This brings her total weight gain to 23 lbs (there were a few weeks where she maintained and/or lost weight)
It took the technician a few seconds to find Avery's heartbeat. I probably would have been freaking out had we not felt her move in the car. Fortunately, she was hanging out on the left side and holding steady in the 130's (apparently they noted Meg's chart that Avery is usually on the right) She's not even born yet and she's already proving to be a stubborn little ram!
The doctor came in and asked us if we had any concerns. Meg told her about the cramping and diarrhea. She said that it sounded promising and that the human body does amazing things when preparing for child birth.
She performed an internal exam on Meg and said that Meg's cervix is not quite opened, but she could feel Avery's head pushing down.
I asked her if she could pull Avery out. She laughed and, of course, said, "No." She then said that everything is progressing just as it should be and looks perfect! Oh! She also said that she is predicting Avery to be a 7-7.5 lb baby.
I told her that I predict that Megan will go into labor this weekend (Both Megan's family and my family have plans to be out of town).
She laughed and said she is working in the hospital this weekend and would see us there! Before she closed the door, she winked and said, "Stranger things have happened."
Come on Avery!!!