Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Baby Update

I met with Doc again yesterday. He was out of town last week so I was anxious to get into his office this week. For whatever reason I lost weight again but the baby continues to grow so he isn't concerned (wahoo!). My blood sugar, blood pressure and proteins were all in check so I was super excited about that. Her heart rate was a little sluggish compared and she hasn't been moving as much so Doc sent me to the Antepartem department.

I had the nicest nurse there who explained everything! She was wonderful and so informative. It really changes the whole experience to have someone like that caring for you. She measured the amniotic fluid in all 4 quadrants of my belly and monitored the baby's heart rate as well as my contractions. Baby girl didn't want to move or react until she put this crazy noise maker on my tummy and that woke her right up!

Because everything went so well yesterday we can rule out the possibitility of having a C-section (unless there are unforeseen complications that arise). Now it's just a matter of time until these contractions become more regular! Thursday will be 38 weeks so it's right around the corner! I am soooo excited!!!

On the B Side: I am so crazy grateful to have medical care. I love that so many of the people who dedicate their lives to this field are doing it for the sake of caring for others and making a difference. I feel so lucky to have such a great doc and so many wonderful others who make this who experience so much better!

2 shout outs:

Kaci said...

Glad you are doing so well!! Hope it's smooth sailing from here on out!

Kristin said...

It must be comforting. I agree that we are blessed to have medical care. I'm grateful to live in a country that works the way it does and especially grateful that Hilary isn't going to get her socialist reform anytime soon.