On Tuesday I had my 36 week prenatal exam. This also marks the week where they start checking to see if you are dilating or effacing. And by 36 weeks I’m always amazed how much I’m ready to be checked for this! Needless to say, I have not progressed at all.
Keep in mind, that I also just started twice weekly “Non-Stress Tests” for the baby, and I am supposed to count fetal movement twice a day. So my regular OB appointment is in addition to this. That means, at this point I have three doctors appointments per week. A little overkill, you think?
So, as of today, I am 28 days away from my due date, but hopefully we will deliver even earlier than that, if my body cooperates! Also, as of my last ultra sound, about two weeks ago, they estimated the baby at 5 and a half pounds, which was in the 50-60% percentile. I know they are not always right on, and the further along you get, the less accurate they are.
Now you know all we know on this topic. Make sure you keep checking in…remember after 37 weeks, a baby is considered full term. One more week and he/she can come anytime they are ready….