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I am waiting to talk to the doctor after my very last sonogram of the pregnancy, posting this from my iPhone. As of this morning I am 1-1/2 cm dilated (up from 1 last week) and 70% effaced, up from 60%.
The doctor wanted to do a sonogram both because I am an “older mom” and he likes to check to make sure there’s enough amniotic fluid available, that the heartbeat is still strong, etc., and also because I reported to him that Aquaman wasn’t moving around much on Friday and Saturday. Sunday he was moving around just fine, but he wanted to check with a sonogram just in case.
Everything looks fine, I have plenty of amniotic fluid and the heartbeat is strong. I have not gained too much weight nor too little, my blood pressure is good, I am not swelling at all, and I just need to remember to call the doctor if I notice anything out of the ordinary — like lack of movement — again.
The sonogram nurse says that he weighs between 7.5 and 8 pounds, and that he has hair! It’s amazing they can tell that.
OK, I just talked to the doctor, and he is happy with how things are going. I am supposed to call and report my status on Wednesday morning, and he will call me on Friday to check in.
He said that the baby could conceivably (ha!) come at any point this week.