Monday, August 13, 2012

40 weeks & 5 days appointment

Progress?!?!

A little bit.

I had a Biophysical Profile test (ultrasound) done today since I am past due.  They checked his amniotic fluid levels, muscle tone, body movement, and breathing movement.  He passed with flying colors!

Then afterwards, I met with my favorite doctor and she checked my cervix.  Remember last week, I was not "open" enough for her to strip the membranes.  Well, today I was! I'm finally a full centimeter dilated and she was able to get her finger where it needed to be to do the "sweep".  She said this works for about 50% of her patients, within 24-48 hours.  Keeping my fingers crossed that it puts things into motion with us.

On to Plan B...  What if he doesn't come on his own? We decided on an induction date - Saturday, the 18th.   I will be 10 days past due.  I'm still nervous about an induction, but feel a lot better about our decision after discussing all the options with my doctor today.

Physically, I'm still feeling pretty good.  I've been feeling crampy from time to time, along with some lower back pain.  A new thing this week is shooting pains from my pelvic region all the way into my upper thighs.  Ouch!

Emotionally, I am in a daze.  I can't wrap my head around that this is actually happening.  I spend most of my day staring at all the kicks, punches, and rolls going on in my belly and smiling.  I love this little boy so much.

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us.  I can't tell you how grateful I am to have each and every one of you in our life.

And the Week 40 belly pic:



5 comments:

Bridget said...

I hope we get to meet baby very soon!!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

Thinking of you! He will be here soon!

Shelley said...

Love the picture! You look so cute!

Leah said...

you look great! he will be here before you know it.

Jonny and Brittany said...

Can't wait to see pictures of your little one! Hang int here!!!