I went for my first cervix check yesterday. I was so nervous after reading a lot of horror stories online of how it hurt. It didn’t hurt one bit! I guess after years of all the infertility treatments, catheters through the cervix, biopsies, cameras and microscopes jammed in there, a couple fingers reaching for your tonsils is nothing. Quick painless pressure and he was done.
The verdict was 25% effaced with no dilation. So the plan is to come back on Monday, if I make it until then, check again and then we make the big decisions on induction date if necessary.
I was happy to at least have a smidgen of progress to report. Another positive note was baby has dropped, head down and facing back. He is in the perfect position for birth. Totally freaked me out when the doc grabbed his head from the outside and jiggled it and said “there’s his head.” That felt really weird from the inside.
No contractions yet besides very mild cramping, like the kind you get the day before your period. But moments after writing my last blog on trying to naturally speed things along, I lost my mucus plug! At first I was confused as to why there was a raspberry floating in the toilet. Then I was like…”is that it….??? Maybe….” Then about an hour later some giant snot globs came out that left no question.
So I am officially making progress! It is very exciting but also frustratingly slow. Come on little man…let’s get things moving 🙂