I'm still here and still pregnant. I'm now 36 weeks and a day or two. I never thought I'd make it this far. It's so strange. It's like being pregnant for the first time! I have no idea what to expect for now on (until the labor starts - I've already done 4 times! 2 times each for Caleb and Nolan.)
I go tomorrow afternoon to get the cerclage taken out. It's a big deal that I made it this far, but the actual removal (from what I've heard) is not a big deal. They will remove the stitch at my perinat's (the high-risk doctor) office. The doctors says it's like a long pap smear. I have talked to others who had their cerclages removed this week. They say that it's just a few minutes of discomfort (some have had some pain) and you're done. The actual removal will only be about 5-10 minutes. There is usually a long wait (up to an hour) at my perinat office and I get another ultrasound tomorrow. I'm guessing that I'll be done and leaving the office at around 5. I hope to go out to eat with Cary after. When I get home, I'll update (I'll update Friday morning at the latest).
I'm more excited about making it this far then I am nervous about the procedure. I am annoyed at Cary (surprising, I know). He was making a big deal about the removal. I finally convinced him that the procedure isn't a big deal. Now I'm annoyed that he's acting like it's not a big deal!
Cary thinks I'm going to go into labor as soon as the stitch is removed. I think he's crazy. Many people have gotten their stitch removed and have still gone full-term. Some have even had to be induced! Sadly, when I told my dr and nurse what Cary thought, they agreed with him. I don't like it when people agree with him. I'm always right, Cary is always wrong. Simple.
I think we should start a poll. When do you think I will have and baby? Do you think it's a boy or a girl?
I don't want to know how much you think the baby will weigh. I have to push this baby out! I don't want to even think about pushing out a 9 lb baby.
The winner will get nothing!
Oh - and if you could also guess the baby's name, that would help. We still don't have a name. We have a girl's name narrowed down, but we have nothing for a boy. (No, I'm not going to tell you the possible girl name.)
Some people have been asking what we need for the baby. I'm working on a list. I'll post it here soon.