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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
3 weeks to go or so
I went to the doctor today to be released from sitting rest...which I have been! The strep B test came back negative which is good (they won't have to administer extra anti biotics), my blood pressure looks good, and the baby's heart rate looks good. I went in for a surprise ultrasound (picture is not that great) to check on how things are measuring. The fluid levels are a bit on the "high" side of normal, but they aren't too concerned about it. The doctor has told me to resume all normal activity and I think she would actually encourage walking to get things moving around. I was still only 1 cm dilated, but things were thinning out and the nurse practitioner who examined me said she could feel the head (wierd!). I will go back next Wednesday for another ultrasound and appointment. Depending on the results of this ultrasound we will be discussing inducing. I am a little torn about what to do if she wants to recommend inducing. Part of me says we want to let nature take it's course, so no inducing and whatever happens, happens. Another part of me is concerned that this baby really would be difficult to deliver and I definitely do not want a c-section. Surely inducing would be better than a c-section...but there is the unknown of if we would actually need a c-section. Any advice?!?!?Also, if we had an induction date, then I would know for sure that the baby was going to be in our arms by a specific point in time. I think what I will do is to get up and moving around and do whatever is in my power to encourage this little one to decide it's own due date. Then we can evaluate the situation whenever Wednesday comes. I would really like to make it to that appointment on Wednesday because the students have a test on Wednesday and closing out the unit would be great! We will see what T-Rex wants though.