- 38 week checkup
- December 31st, 2003
This past Saturday marked the 38-week mark of my preganancy...Dorothy would now be considered a full-term baby if she was born now! And despite my hopes, the checkup on Monday revealed no progress whatsoever since last week (well, besides gaining a few more pounds...ack!). My blood pressure is still nice and low, and the baby's heartbeat sounds very happy.
In fact, the doctor mentioned that he's going on vacation next week, returning around next Friday, which is only 1 day before my due date. He said that we should be fine while he's away, darn it. I'm getting very impatient...I want to see her, to hold her, to meet this new person I've been carrying around! Mysterious wigglings and pokings from inside just aren't enough to go by.
So, in short, no tax break for us this year. :-) It's likely that I'm going to be following in the footsteps of most new first-time moms, and delivering later than the due date. It's getting so hard to wait!