bio - your post made my giggle, I think I'll go out and shovel some snow in hopes to get things movin' along! Snow has slowed down here, we only have a couple inches and everyone acts like this is the first snowfall they've driven in!
I'm back from my appointment - I thought I was going in for just an NST but turns out..it was an entire appointment.
And so here's the update...
I was on the NST for over 40 minutes because this child (much to my dismay..she is like me in the stubborn/uncooperative area) and was up and bouncing around and then she just stops. And goes back to sleep. So I'm just waiting on the machine, and waiting,,drink juice..she bounces back again..then falls asleep. But the MW says the readings are good. Ok good..except I didn't even plan on seeing a MW today.
Anyway, she does another check. I'm almost one more CM dilated (bringing it to a whopping 3 'barely' CMS). Cervix has thinned out a bit more, head is REALLY LOW (in her words). She also said "gee, at any time now, labor seems like it should be happening soon" yeah, hm, haven't heard that since Monday! I also asked her to sweep my membranes today, which she did. *fingers crossed*
I go back Tuesday for another exam/nst/visit. She wanted me to get another US done next week since I'll be over 41 weeks to which I said "hell no" they cost a FORTUNE and I don't think it's necessary since I JUST had one this past Monday. Sorry - but no. She said 'well we check the placenta and fluid' that's great but unless I'm leaking fluid - I'm not concerned. It's been fantastic this entire pregnancy. And I'm not concerned about an 'aging placenta' until after 42 weeks.
She talked about induction for late next week or early the following week, but I'm not comfortable with pitocin whatsoever so I said I don't want to schedule an induction until at least after the 42nd week (even though it's really inconvenient to go that long since I start my class on Saturday the 21st). So a no go just yet on that..give baby a little bit longer yet to make up her mind!
So that's what I got. I'll take some good labor vibes/fingers crossed if there's any to spare! I'm a nervous wreck thinking about labor and delievery and having a baby..but I'm also ready to have something to show for all this!