Well today I got to see Dr Gade again! Hooray! I had forgotten how much I liked her. So we had a nice chat! My weight is now up 55lbs and no one is complaining (I was nervous it would be a big week since I've eaten an entire ice cream cake over the last week!) I'm still measuring normally and my blood pressure and the baby's heart rate is normal. The doppler thing was getting an echo when she did the baby's heart rate and I guess I was looking at her funny because she said, no don't worry that is just your heart being picked up there is only one baby. So I'm REALLY not having twins. She checked my cervix and I was still only 1cm so she asked if I wanted her to massage the cervix to help stimulate it to open. I of course said YES PLEASE! She said 'Okay but it will probably be painful so let me know when you've had enough'. It didn't hurt at all and when I said so she was really surprised. She massaged me to 2cm dilated and 50% effaced, woo hoo! We discussed all the contractions I've been having and she said I shouldn't wait for them to become painful because my pain tolerance is clearly pretty high so I might wait too long if I'm waiting for pain. Instead I have to actually pay attention to when they become regular. (More work for me!) We discussed my chances and the procedure for July 4th. She said she really doesn't think I'll go Friday but that I 'could' go this weekend. She also said that its best NOT to call an ambulance because they won't take me to Beth Israel, they will just take me to the closest hospital. She gave Sean the job of finding the best route into the city on that day and said we should just get in the car and drive in as soon as the contractions are regular. I figure if we're in the car and it becomes urgent I can call for a police escort or something. She also said she wouldn't let me go to far past my due date but that we would discuss it next week if I was still around so that is encouraging.
I think that's everything... So it could be as early as this weekend.. WEE HOO to that!!