I'm going to attempt to be as positve as possible about this. Had my Non Stress Test today. For those who have never been pregnant or who may have never had to have a NST, it's basically where they put this tight belt around your belly to monitor contractions and baby's heart beat and you have to press a button everytime you feel baby move. The NST went well. Baby scored perfectly. Way to go Avery. I was contracting regularly... duh. The tech was all excited about this, but I know the difference between productive and not productive contractions... those were all braxton hicks. Regular braxton hicks, but nothing that will get baby out.
Then I had a diagnostic ultrasound. They took the baby's measurements to see how big she is averaging... she is looking to be 8lbs 6oz right now. Although ultrasound measurements can be off, I tend to believe this one. ha. She feels bigger than my other two. My fluid levels are GREAT which means my placenta is healthy which also means I could go another week or two ha. I HOPE NOT!!!
I am VERY thankful that all is healthy with her. So thankful you have no idea... Wanted to get that out there before anyone jumped on my case about "I should just be happy she's healthy" because I am, it's a huge relief... but keep in mind, the longer she stays in, the likeliness of her passing meconium in the sac increases... and that has it's dangers. Even though my placenta is healthy now, doesn't mean it will be in a few days or next week. So. Yes, I am thankful, but on the same thought, I am very much ready to have her safely out.
We are scheduling an induction for Friday or Saturday if baby doesn't come on her own before then. My doctor is only on call until 5pm tomorrow, then he will be out Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday. As much as I want my doctor to deliver, at this point I really just want to have baby so I could care less who gets her out of me.
I don't think I am going to be taking anymore weekly photos. I might take one with my phone, but I am just over this whole pregnancy. It's not exciting to me anymore. The top of my belly feels like it could rip open, my pubic bone feels like it will break in two with the slightest movement... my heartburn is out of control, I'm swelling... It's just past the point of being any kind of fun. I cry anytime anyone gives me sympathy or talks about me still being pregnant... I am seriously overly emotional right now. If I have down time, I sit there and shake my head at this whole situation.
Well. Sorry if anyone is offended by any of this. It's just my feelings. I am a pretty honest gal. I know no other way to be.
I know that some of you women out there have gone more overdue than I currently am, but trust me, once you go past that due date... it's just all overdue.
Well. I am going to get back to doing some housework... hopefully I get some REAL contractions going.