Yesterday I had my 39 week appointment. The nurse began the appointment by measuring the baby's heart rate and found it to be a little lower than usual. Ms. Topp (my midwife) was not overly concerned, but sent me to labor and delivery to have the baby monitored for 30 minutes, just to be safe. During the 30 minutes the baby's heart rate ranged from 118-160 bpm and I had a few contractions (although I only felt one of them). The baby was deemed to be perfectly fine after the monitoring. Below is a short clip where you can heart her heartbeat. Ms. Topp checked me and said that I'm one centimeter dilated and my cervix is soft. She was also able to feel the top of the baby's head. My next appointment is November 15th, but I'm hoping our sweet daughter will make her debut before then!