Tuesday, April 16, 2013

37 Weeks

We're down to 14 more days 'til the little guy's arrival! I had an OB appointment this morning and we went ahead and did growth measurements, even though it's only been a week since our last growth u/s. Let's just say mommy was extra nervous and slightly concerned going into the appointment today since the boy weighed in at 5 lbs. 4 oz. last Tuesday -- around the 13th percentile for his gestational age. Not good. That was compounded by the fact that he hadn't seemed to be as active to me the past day or two as he had been, and I was super worried.

My fears were put somewhat to ease by the fact that he measured 5 lbs. 15 oz. today, a growth of 11 oz. over the past week, which, as you may know, is right on target with the "half a pound per week" he should be gaining from week 36 on.

Whew! I was really concerned about this, especially since according to the doctor's scale, I had LOST 3 pounds from Friday to today! Crazy.

The little stinker did fail one part of his biophysical profile u/s... We weren't able to catch him "practice breathing" even though he's been really good with that in the past. No worries, though. I'm told they only do that every once in a while, not constantly, so it wasn't a big deal.

The office was making the call today to go ahead and put me on the books for an induction on Tuesday, April 30th as planned. They'll check me at my appointment next week to see if I'll need to come in Monday night for Cervadil, or if I can just get admitted bright & early Tuesday morning to start the Pitocin. Both of my previous inductions included Cervadil the night before, so I'd be surprised if this time around was different.
Whew! It's so exciting to think that he will be here 2 weeks from today! And it makes me realize I need to come up with a name to call him here on my blog... Y'all know my girl as LO but got to know Chase's real name since he had such a "colorful" start at life that I wanted y'all to know his name to be able to pray for him. While we already have baby #3's name picked out, I'm not going to share it here. I'll think of something to call him... eventually. ;)

Well it's time to head in for my last day of work tonight! So bittersweet... I love my job and the people I work with, and I'm most definitely planning to come back in a few months -- IF they'll have me. It's scary not knowing if I'll have the privilege of working with those great people again after tonight, but I know God has a plan so I'll just sit tight and find other things to worry about I'm sure. ;)

- Posted using my beloved iPhone 5