Yes, I think the docs get sued over the procedures they DONT DO, not the ones they do.
I just feel like my baby knew I needed to STOP and REST. She did what she could do to from where she is to make that happen... She feels happy, healthy and cozy and patient. I hope she wants to go home to be born, but I'm leaving it up to her and my body... not the doctors, for sure!!!
I had 7.5cm of amniotic fluid as of yesterday (anything over 5cm and I'm thrilled). Her head is still down, and I am losing very little fluid still. I really feel good about where I am today, and that is all I ask.
I hate the Fetal Non-stress tests that I am getting daily, not so much that they are all that evasive, but what a pain to put me and her under that kind of pressure to "preform for the machine". She feels great, I feel fine, and that is good enough for me. lol. Today when I get one, I'm taking the ipod... I'm going to listen to EVERYTHING but the machine.
The nursing and aide staff have been awesome. It really does blow me away at the differences in care though. Some people were MADE for this kind of work, others should really be in some other kind of work.
I got my IV line out today, and that made me happy. Makes me feel like less of a "emergency waiting to happen" now I feel like I am "just resting" and waiting.
Thanks to ALL you mamas for ALL your words, thoughts, experiences and ideas. I wasn't a huge poster before this, and here I am giving you all a play by play...
This has really made this much easier on us though, and I am grateful to have found this site when I did. I read Mothering for years and years (my oldest is 19) and have been kind of out of touch for many years from the broader crunchy online community... I'm glad I found you all this time.
I had the opportunity to order some adorable little preemie outfits the last few days, in anticipation of a tiny baby... I have boxes and boxes of little girl clothes up to 2yrs. old, from BOTH my girls and even some of my OWN BABY CLOTHES that my mom was too sentimental to get rid of OVER 40 years ago! But I have NOTHING that will fit a baby under 8 lbs.
This little teacher baby is special indeed... she will wear not only her OWN special things I've ordered for her little self, but over 40 years of love and history will be wrapped around her tiny little body!