36 Week Update

by jessicaturner on June 26, 2008

Yesterday was my mid-week bed rest day and my weekly appointment with my midwife, Emma. Everything looked good. My belly is measuring dead-on (35.5 cm) and Elias is head-down, as he has been for several months. The likelihood that he will change position (and become breech) is slim to none.

My cervix is also 50% effaced, which Emma said is a bit early for a first time mom. Normally, they do not see that change at this point, but since we are hoping for an early arrival, it is a good sign! :)

Please be praying that my blood pressure stays down and that I don’t have to go on full-time bed rest. I am hoping that Elias will be born soon – but not sooner than he is ready. Also please pray that when the time comes, my labor goes well, without complications and that I am able to have a natural birth.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

brandiandboys June 26, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Glad everything is looking good, these hot days make pregnancy seem even longer!!!!


*~*Amber*~* June 26, 2008 at 3:50 pm

so glad to hear eveything is well. praying for you and elias… keeping the first 2 weeks of july open for the newborn session!!! keep us updated! xo


Kelli June 26, 2008 at 4:04 pm

oh I will so be praying. Natural birth really is amazing but at the same time…don’t try to be a hero, although I’m sure you know that :)


Tiffany June 26, 2008 at 5:53 pm

That is great! Praying that all goes well, and that he may be a little early and that he is completely healthy! Thank you for sharing your pregnancy with us!


Joy June 26, 2008 at 6:44 pm

You can be dilated/effaced for weeks before going into labor… or go into labor without having dilated or effaced at all! Every body is different!

I hope he comes soon, when he’s ready, and just keep getting plenty of rest!


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