When Otto Came to Town11:48 AM
Monday morning, I had my 35 week checkup. I told the doctor that I had been having quite a few contractions, sometimes strong. This was nothing new- I start having Braxton Hicks contractions in my first trimester. To be safe, he checked me- and we were both surprised that I was dilated to a 4 already and that baby was dropped low, locked and loaded. Of course, I could have walked around for weeks that way, but he warned me that when I went into labor, Otto would come fast. He told me not to go far from home, to stay with someone as much as possible, and to keep towels in my car (gross). He also eased my mind when he told me that anytime past 35 weeks, if I went into labor, they wouldn't try to stop me. So we were in the safe zone!