I can scarcely believe that tomorrow marks 38 weeks! Mei-mei looked great at yesterday's appointment. One way or another, she should be here NEXT WEEK!! With my two full-term pregnancies, labor started spontaneously by 38w5d, though neither kid was actually born until 39 weeks thanks to super long labors. Hopefully labor will start on its own again this time - and be much quicker! If not, the plan is to go to the hospital on Thursday night of next week to be induced.
I really hope to avoid a C-section. I thought that if it did end up going that way, at least I could get the worst of the endo mess cleaned out and maybe have less pain and a better quality of life down the road. But my doctor said they actually don't try to fix endo damage when a C-section is done because of the high risk of bleeding and infection. So that's all the more incentive to go natural even if it does drag on and on again.
As excited as I am over Mei-mei's impending arrival, I'm also sad because I'll never be pregnant again. Aside from the anxiety, I feel fantastic when I'm pregnant and my endometriosis is in remission. Pregnancy discomfort sure beats being in constant pain that can last for months at a time. I wish I could feel this good forever.
So ... one more appointment. Maybe two. And then I hope to post some very happy news. Right now, hope is cutting through all the dark clouds that have shadowed recent years and I am loving every second of it!