Thursday, April 12, 2007

Nothing Doing

Well I'm just settling in after returning from our 38 wk doctor's appointment, and a bombardment of questions from EVERY coworker on the baby's status :-)

And there's not much to report! Things have changed very little from last week so we're still in the 'wait and see' game. Here's the rundown:

  • My feet are still pretty big but water weight gain and blood pressure are good. My BP has returned to it's 'beautiful' baseline of 110/70!
  • Doc couldn't tell if she was head down so we got another ultrasound! She was very smushed though so it was hard to see anything, and sorry we got no good pictures to post :( The pictures she gave us are of unidentifiable smashed body parts. We did see her touching her toes with her hands though! Yes- she is still a girl, head down, and dropped.
  • **TMI stats** I am still not quite 1cm dilated and very high. Doc reminded us these stats really don't mean much and labor could start whenever. We did, however, discuss what happens if we go over. He will allow us to go over one full week and then induce using Pitocin... which is pretty standard. If I have any hope of going natural I really don't want to be induced....so it's time to start walking, squatting on my yoga ball, drinking red raspberry tea and engaging in those other activities to bring on labor ;)

Is it weird that I am going to miss going to my doc's all the time? I really like all of the nurses and docs there, and it's kinda exciting to go in and check on my body changes. I guess the excitement of being pregnant very shortly gets replaced with the excitement of having a baby!

1 comment:

Jacqueline Knotts said...

Glad everything went well!! I've been obsessively checking your blog for news! Could be any day... Nothing was happening at my 37-ish week appointment either... that was on a Friday afternoon. Zachary was born less than 48 hours later... :) Hang in there!!