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December 14th, 2012, 11:40 AM
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So I had my weekly OB appt today. I am 37 wks and 2 days. They took my blood pressure and that was high for me. My upper number was 140.. but my lower number, although high for me, was in the normal range, 80. I wasnt stressed or anything so the blood pressure thing made me a little nervous.

I asked to get checked, thinking there would be no change. DH wanted me to get checked last week and I told him we could do it this week. Well just as I thought, no change, but my cervix is soft. Even though that it was I was expecting to hear, it was still discouraging. I don't want my LO to come until she is ready and I want her to wait until at least next Tuesday, as that is my last day of work, but I guess I was hoping for some progress.

Owell, she will come when she is ready and she will come... eventually.
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December 14th, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Well it really isn't discouraging, you can not be dilated and go into labor tonight....yet someone could be 4 cm dilated for weeks.....getting checked honestly really doesn't tell anyone anything. My doctor doesn't even like doing it, and honestly when he does next Friday, I am going to tell him not to tell me the numbers that way I do not even think about it......and he might not even check me. He is one that doesn't like doing it unless there is a big reason.
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December 14th, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Thanks. I know the numbers don't mean much and arent really an indicator for labor. Plus, I figured there wouldnt be any change and since I am a FTM, I don't really expect to go early. I guess now that I KNOW there was no change, its just a little disappointing knowing for sure that there has been no progress to date.

Nikki, I plan on doing what you are doing.. if they HAVE to check now until I deliver, I will ask the OB to not share, but I wont be asking for another check.
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December 14th, 2012, 12:14 PM
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I sound crazy but I know how discouraged I would get when I had X....then one morning she was like "you are 4cm...aren't you having contractions" and got me all excited and no, I wasnt even in labor....!!

That made me annoyed, I went in for induction the next day.....!! I wish there was a way we could know "when it is time" because I am getting antsy and really just wanna go into labor! LOL
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December 14th, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Awww, don't be discouraged. She's just not ready yet!
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December 14th, 2012, 12:39 PM
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I was disappointed when I got the same news earlier this week. Everyone is right though. The numbers don't mean a thing. Keep your chin up.
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December 14th, 2012, 01:26 PM
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i reread what i wrote the first time....i am sorry if that came out rude....i just made a post about me being really short and my nerves shot today.....and wow....i was even like that on here...totally didn't mean it! WOW... I need to go back to bed.
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December 14th, 2012, 02:04 PM
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Its hard not to be discouraged even if you know better. We are all getting excited and anxious and ready.
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December 14th, 2012, 02:58 PM
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i reread what i wrote the first time....i am sorry if that came out rude....i just made a post about me being really short and my nerves shot today.....and wow....i was even like that on here...totally didn't mean it! WOW... I need to go back to bed.
You didn't come out rude. No worries!!

All of our LOs will come out... only they will likely get to pick their owns birthdays without us having any control. I guess I will need to get used to not having control especially with a LO around! This is going to be a LONG couple of weeks!
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December 14th, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Don't stress! Honestly. With my first, the dr checked me and I was closed tight, hard, thick, and way up high. The next morning my water broke and 5 hours later I was holding my baby. We have no control over this..... Just let your body and baby do its thing!

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December 14th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Don't stress! Honestly. With my first, the dr checked me and I was closed tight, hard, thick, and way up high. The next morning my water broke and 5 hours later I was holding my baby. We have no control over this..... Just let your body and baby do its thing!

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ahh that gives me hope! My doctor checks everytime and does an u/s and my mucus plug actually grew in size and my cervix is still way way up there and hard.
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