this is just a quick post to update on how things are progressing. today i am 39 weeks and we had our 39 week appointment this afternoon. the doc said he was surprised and pleased to find i was dilated to 2 cm and 80% effaced! (i was quite pleased myself!) he said this was very good for a first-timer, and because of the progress he asked me to reschedule our ultrasound and next appointment to friday (as in 3 days from now) so we could see what the baby's size is like, see if he is doing alright, etc. we'll also talk about induction for the following week if the baby hasn't already arrived. normally we probably wouldn't talk about induction until i was at least a week overdue, but because of my gestational diabetes, and because the baby is a healthy size, he doesn't see why we shouldn't get the baby out sooner than later. his size is definitely a factor, as the longer he's inside me, the bigger he gets, and the bigger he gets, the more likely i would be to have a c-section (because i may not be able to push him out). we'd definitely like to avoid induction AND c-section, so we're hoping labor starts spontaneously in the next few days. with the progress i've made so far, it isn't unlikely.
today we also got our carseat installed/inspected at the fire station. we wanted to be sure everything was in and correctly in place. a lot of people don't get the inspection, but i would highly recommend it. if the seat isn't properly installed, you never know what could happen (obviously). we like to err on the side of caution, and because it is a free service, we went ahead and did it. baby'll be ridin' safely in the Tahoe.