Wednesday, March 17, 2010

doctor update.

First of all, how come no one told me how much it would hurt to get "checked" for progress down there?!? Thanks for the heads up guys! I almost crawled off the table. Not cool.

As for progress... We got nothing.

I'm starting to thin out but that's about it. Not dilating at all (insert sad face) and while her head is down, it's still floating thanks to my large amounts of amniotic fluid.

So... I don't think this little girl is going to make her way into this world willingly. Oh well. I guess induction isn't completely the worst thing ever.

Other than the no progress thing, she's doing great. We did our weekly ultrasound and fetal monitoring and she passed every test with flying colors. She's still doing her breathing exercises and her heart is doing exactly what it's supposed to during and after activity. She's still gaining about 8 ounces a week, so she's right at 7 pounds 3 ounces right now. Le sigh... Bring on the 9 pound baby!


SassyEngineer said...

Hey! So I totally plan to still read your blog! I have to keep update on the pregnancy :) however, when I read all of these blogs about pregnancy it kind of freaks me out so you really have to play up how worth it she is after the birth, okay? I promise to visit often and maybe after a good break I'll start over. Until then, I promise to check in :)

Grad3 said...

There are some things you have to find out for yourself ;) Glad all is still going well!

In this wonderful life... said...

so glad things are going good!!! She is going to be a big little one! thats a good thing :)

Miss M! said...

Induction is nothing to worry about. I heard so many horror stories about Pitocin before I had my baby that I cried all the way home from my OB's office when she told me she wanted to induce. I'll tell you what happened:

YES, the contractions hurt, but duh, they're contractions. They're SUPPOSED to hurt! Once they got to where I felt I couldn't just breathe my way through the pain anymore, I asked for an epidural. I got it and within 30 minutes I couldn't feel a thing. Each one was less painful than the last, until they completely melted away. Of course, then I couldn't feel my legs either!

The doctor gave me something to help me "relax" so I could be rested when it came time to push. It ended up knocking me out and I slept through my entire labor.

True story! So don't listen to anyone who tries to scare you. Modern medicine is wonderful and every woman's experience is different. I'm sure you're going to do great.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yay, I'm so glad baby girl is doing great!! a lot can happen in a short amount of time, you still have time! :) and an induction is just fine too! love hearing the updates!

Anne said...

New to your blog but so glad everything's going well! You'd be surprised how quickly things can change - your body can get ready for baby (dilate, etc.) in no time at all. It's hard to be patient at the end, but you look fabulous and are bound to be a wonderful mom. I was induced and got all hooked up to find out I was already IN labor - crazy. Keep us posted - you'll be great!

amy (metz) walker said...

I'm so glad everything is looking good, even if slow...and can I just say that I CAN'T wait to see pictures of your sweet baby girl!


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