Week 36, Day 2: Dilation

Baby Size: Ripe Papaya
Food Cravings: Anything to get rid of this heartburn
Dilation: 1cm
Effacement: 50%

I had my first cervical exam yesterday, at exactly 36 weeks. Gotta say, it was worse than a regular gyno visit, because the probing caused cramping for like an hour after. Definitely not looking forward to feeling that again… But I have my next cervical exam next Tuesday, so hopefully there will be a big change, and maybe I’ll have this baby in early August! A girl can hope, right?

I’ve definitely been having more contractions in the past couple weeks, so I’m trying to keep track of them more often now, especially since sometimes it feels like it’s only been a few minutes since the last one. But they’re still very irregular, so I’ve been drinking more water when I get them, since it can be due to dehydration. But I’m trying to make sure I have everything ready in the diaper bag, just in case.

Wish me luck! (Hopefully) less than 4 weeks to go!

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About Michelle Rodriguez

First time mom, writing about my experiences in pregnancy (and after). Rainbow baby was born August 16th, 2015.

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