Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Answered Prayers!!!

Today we went in for our 38 week checkup! At the VERY most we will only have two more of our checkups...hard to think that this phase has gone by so fast. All in all, I couldn't be more pleased with how the doctor's visit went. We had our ultrasound to check the baby and while the baby had grown since our last visit (probably 8 and a half pounds) the tech and doctor assured us there is a very large margin of error in weight calculations this late in pregnancy. The length was still almost off the charts so we are excited for our future little basketball player! We got a cute picture up the baby's nose (T-Rex snout?) and got to see some "practice" breathing. The heart rate was 137 and if you are keeping track that has slowed considerably. I think it is a sign of things to come.

The doctor looked over everything and after examining me let me know I was now 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced. So while that is not a lot, it is progress from last week. She felt comfortable waiting until next week to discuss induction. She would really like to avoid inducing and does not feel that it is medically necessary at this point in time. We are so thankful we have a doctor who truly wants what is best for the baby and myself. So we were encouraged to walk a lot and see if we cannot move things along a little on our own. Any suggestions out there?

We go back to the doctor on Thursday if not before!

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