05 November 2010

+5, post doc

All good news: Baby is thriving, fluid fine, I am fine, not swollen, BP OK...so... I asked, then why are we going to induce? And, well, at this point there is no medical reason to do so....So as of this moment we'll have an "end date" of next wednesday/thursday instead of sunday/monday, which gives us a few more days for this little one to choose to come on its own...
the hospital does inductions monday-thursday and they don't want me going into week 42 since that puts me back in a high risk zone none of us want me to be in so, there we are.

Accupunture again tomorrow...
NST/BPP and cervix check again on monday, then again wednesday...
and, maybe not oddly at all, I feel MUCH better. Even with my free floating anxiety. Seeing the results today may buy me some breathing room--gosh I hope so.

And, as an added bonus, NO cervix check today, AND, as an added measure of happy success, for the first time ever, I did not pee on my own hand during urine sample collection.

As Linda so rightfully (gently, respectfully) reminded me, this is the BEST WAIT EVER. We cannot believe our luck.

(Ok baby, it's up to you now).

9 comments:

Mo and Will said...

so glad to hear that baby is doing just fine in there and that you've been given some breathing room. thinking of you : )

Mo

sprogblogger said...

So glad all is well, and that some of the pressure is off. I'm thinking of you!

Circus Princess said...

Come on baby, we're all waiting for you :)

Jennifer said...

Kate,

Yay! I am so happy for you. Great news that you and baby are doing fine and I know how you must feel with a little more runway. (I shared your sentiment about being induced.) Enjoy your last few days of waiting!!!

Your doc sounds lovely and very practical.

Big Hugs,
Jenn

Kate Godin said...

Great news, Kate. Snuggle down for the weekend and Baby will come soon.

musicmakermomma said...

Congrats on your "personal best" with the urine sample (heehee), ah, the small indignities we go through! But such a happy wait, hope the next post is all about your birth story!

meinsideout said...

OMG I cannot believe how serene you sound - yay for serenekate! It is okay if you are a total maniac at this point - I know I would be.

I think of you often and cannot wait for you to hold your baby for the first time.

Emily Erin said...

Hoping that you get to enjoy some wonderful fall/winter weather this weekend, and hopefully a baby appearance too!

Elle said...

Yay for a little more time! A midwife friend told me that sometimes it helps to lay down with your feet up (like up on an incline) to "back the baby up" and give it a chance to turn around in case its head is stuck in a funny position.

Thinking of you... This weekend last year I was preparing to check into the hospital. :)