Friday, May 7, 2010

Follow up appointment

I went in for the follow up appointment today.

As I thought, no changes.

His heart tones sound good, my blood pressure was normal and there were no proteins in my urine. He was squirming around as she was trying to locate his heart beat. I did put on a few pounds from the last appointment, but she said right off the bat that I was retaining water. She could tell in my belly, feet, and face and she said not to worry about it.

So what we are going to do is hold out until my next appointment on Tuesday. If I haven't gone into labor and there are no visible changes she wants to have me go to L&D and have prostaglandin gel administered to help ripen my cervix. They will administer it and monitor me and then send me home to hopefully labor on my own time. All the midwives there know how I feel about induction and pitocin and my fear of Cesarean. And in my birth plan I did state that I would be open to the prostaglandin, which is why they suggested it.

In other news...

I've been sleeping well, I got the house tidy, and I'm looking forward to mother's day. Even though I may not hold my child on mother's day, I'm still a mom and we are going to celebrate that. On top of it, my brother-in-law is in town for the weekend and we are going to see him too.

Tonight we are going to have dinner with my sister and brother-in-law at my favorite Mexican restaurant, which also happens to be my BIL's favorite restaurant too. Tomorrow I may or may not go to the zoo and then Sunday we'll be with family. We have church and then lunch with my FIL and SMIL and then in the evening we are going to go to my parents house for dinner and we'll play tripoly. I'm hoping at some point we'll see my MIL too. I'm looking forward to it.

Like I said... I'm just going to take it easy and try to wait patiently for Silas to come. (seriously hoping he'll come on his own though!)

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