I had my second cervical check this morning. I was hoping that I would have made some progress since last Wednesday when I was 1 cm and 50% effaced. I didn't get to see my doctor since she's out this week, but Dr. Wilson was awesome and she sat and talked to me for a few minutes about second babies and how things are going. If Dr. Evans can't deliver this little guy I hope I get Dr. Wilson.
Anyway, I measured at 36 cm (at almost 38 weeks) but she said that is fine and he probably dropped. When she started the internal check she just said "Whoa! His head is right there.". I am 3 cm and 70% effaced and there is a bulge in the water that's right there on top of his head. She jokingly said "I could totally break your water right now.", but she didn't since I'm not even 38 weeks (they don't induce before 39 weeks).
We discussed how things went when I delivered Andrew and when I gave her the details her comment was "You were made to have babies - you should have 4 or 5 more." I guess since I had a pretty easy labor and delivery with him.
She said she didn't sweep my membranes, but she did "stir some stuff up down there" while checking me and I should expect some spotting later (so far there's none). She said with most moms they say wait until contractions are 5 minutes apart for an hour, but based on my history and the speed with which things happened with Andrew if I get to where they are 7 or 8 minutes apart and I'm huffing through them I should head in. My next appt is on Monday with Dr. Evans - we'll see if I make it to that one.
Tomorrow is where I was when Andrew was born. It would be kind of cool if things followed suit with this one, except for the fact that I am slightly panicked about it already being time. Holy crap - we are going to have two kids soon!
At least I started my hospital bag ahead of time this time so I'm at least slightly prepared in that regard. Daycare will be on call to watch Andrew if things happen quickly and my mom can't get down here in time. I still worry so much about how this is going to impact him. I love that little troublemaker more than life and want to make sure this is a smooth transition.
Speaking of my little Dennis the Menace - he has been an absolute rockstar as far as sleeping in his big boy bed the past two nights. I almost don't want to say anything and jinx it, but I'm so proud of my little dude.
So yeah - that's where we are right now. I know I'll be on edge over the next week or so waiting for things to happen. And praying that my water doesn't break at work!