So, there are some things going on this time. First of all, I am measuring small with no growth from last time and a drop in my weight. She said by what she can feel she would estimate I have a 7 lb. baby right now. To be on the safe side, we are doing an ultrasound on Monday to make sure there is no reason that the baby might have stopped growing or anything. She didn't seem too concerned but wanted to be sure.
Secondly, she checked me since she did the group B strep test and said that I am 4 cm dilated and 40% effaced. So, I went and bought diapers and all the little stuff that I had been putting off. We could now bring home a baby and have everything, I think!
Thirdly, I have hemroids. Really bad. She had a surgeon come look at them and he said it might cause more complications to do anything to them now since I am so close to delivery and prescribed Lydocaine, a numbing medication. But my diagnosis on this med is that is a joke and not helping at all. So, basically, I am going to be in pain until I deliver. I was also told that I need to be laying down on my side as much as possible. Since that is the only position that offers a little relief, that is what I have been doing. But, I also need to get things done around here. Like caught up on bills, laundry and cleaning. I don't want to come home to a disaster of a house!
Unfortunatly, Drew is super busy at school until next Thursday when they have the midterm review. That said, it would be difficult if the baby is born this week because he really can't slack off. I know that God will have this baby born in His perfect timing, and we will pray and ask him to have the baby come in our perfect time! He answers prayer, but sometimes, the answer is no and we will just deal with whatever the answer is.