Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Good to Go

I'm now on weekly appointments with my doctor, a clear sign that the end is approaching. Today, I got the final OK to fly this weekend. All is still normal. My belly has been very sore the last few days, so I asked if my abdominal wall had separated (a fairly normal occurrence near the end of pregnancy). Sure enough, it had and ends of the split were exactly where I would have thought based on the tenderness and pain. It's "usually painless" and typically heals on its own after delivery. Other than that, it was the usual, boring appointment. I did get a complement from my doctor. She said my appointments were so easy, not just because I'm not high-risk, but because I wasn't a complainer. I think it's because my pregnancy guide often includes in its "self-treatment and prevention" sections comments like "it will return to normal after delivery" and "remember that you are nearly to the end." I translate these comments as "suck it up and deal with it," after all no one ever said pregnancy was easy. As of Monday, I'll be considered full-term and can expect to go into labor anytime in the following five weeks. (Gee, thanks for narrowing it down.) If I'm anything like Mom, baby is likely to be late.

1 comment:

Lemming said...

By the way, I've been really appreciating the preggers-blogging updates. Maybe you can get Curtis to bring a laptop to the hospital, and give us live coverage of the main event? (j/k, of course. I'd much rather have live coverage of the *first* event)

Hope you get comfortable seats for the plane ride, I get cranky enough as it is. ><