Went to my weekly appointment again today, but not much change. I'm 75% effaced and dilated to a 2. I'm measuring 2 cm more this week, but I had also lost some weight. The doctor said it may be that I had a lot of water. I did have to go to the bathroom 4 times at work today, so maybe it was just water weight. Then the doctor "stripped" my "membranes." Okay, that hurt! He told me that usually after having the membranes stripped, most women go into labor in a couple of days. Yahoo! Then, while I was making my appointment for next week, the doctor's MA came out and started faxing my info to the hospital. She told me the doctor had told her that I wouldn't make it to my due date! Happy dance!
And scared dance too. I've started having anxiety attacks about the whole thing. Because I don't like labor. And I do remember what it is like. The most disturbing part for me is when I start shaking and I just can't stop, no matter what. They never show that part on the sitcoms. Or how pushing a child out feels like you're constipated. The only thing sitcoms show are women screaming in pain, and I've never done that. I do get to the point at the end of the pushing where I just don't feel like I can do it anymore. Okay, I'm starting to stress myself out thinking about it.
I felt like was having contractions a while ago, but I haven't felt anymore in a while. As long as I don't go into labor at work tomorrow, all will be good.