Friday, March 26, 2010

Baby Pending: Reading Out Window

I had my 36-week doc appointment on Monday (I am now 37 weeks today). We had an ultrasound while the doc was off work for Spring Break last week, so I was SUPER nervous to hear what she had to say about the forecast. Our little chunky monkey has risen to the 95th percentile in size for his gestational age, which basically means we're on track for a 9-10 pounder if everything stays the same. Of course, since my doc was off work last week, she was SWAMPED on Monday, and I ended up waiting for almost two hours to see her. By the time she got to the room I was practically bouncing up and down thinking, "Just tell me something already!"

The plan: We have an ultrasound scheduled for April 5th with a specialist (second opinion), and if Greyson is still super-gigantic, doc will go ahead and schedule a c-section for a few days after April 5th. If Greyson is done and ready to appear before then, we'll see what happens. Just in case you were wondering (TMI coming), my doctor actually said, "Well, your cervix is thinner and softer than it could be, but it's mostly boring." So she wasn't thinking we'd see the boy any time soon pre-ultrasound.

And I haven't read anything since. Well, I've read some cereal boxes, road signs, and student papers. That's about it, though. Last night I wanted to read but the contractions were a bit annoying for that. They never got very regular or more than 30-40 mins apart, so I went home and went to sleep and I've only had two today. Can we say Braxton-freakin'-Hicks? Ugg. Teasing me.

So, yeah, we're all on baby watch. I'll keep you posted.

*Note: I do not own the owl pic to the left, but I would like to. How cute is that?

17 comments:

  1. The owl IS cute! And seeing this post reminded me that I wanted to comment on your previous post on Aloof in Blogosphere. So off to do that now. But first, Yay for you and a big baby :-)

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  2. The owl is sweet. He should be framed. Good luck. You don't have long now, so that is probably the hardest part. Wishing you a healthy and happy baby!

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  3. I'll be anxiously awaiting to hear the good news! I hope someone else knows your password so they can post and let us know when Greyson makes his arrival.

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  4. April 22nd is a lovely day for a birthday, but I'm guessing you don't want to hold out that long just so I can share a birthday with Greyson. ;-)

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  5. Don't be too scared by the "guesstimate" on size. They told me Jude was 8,7 at a 37 week ultrasound, and he was born in my 42nd week at just under 8! Supposedly the ultrasounds are often wrong on size. Telling myself that made me feel better (and was right in the end). Keep us posted. I cant wait to hear more!

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  6. Awww! I hope Greyson comes on time and healthy. If you think those Braxton-Hicks contractions are horrible now, you may want to adopt your next baby! ;) They're that bad! Take care of yourself and try to read. After Greyson comes, you'll probably be too tired to read.

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  7. The wait is almost over! I'm so excited for you. The adventure ahead of you is more exciting than (dare I say) any book ever written!

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  8. So excited for you - and sending up prayers and thoughts for a safe delivery, no matter which way me makes his appearance!

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  9. Not long now. Here's to an easy delivery and a healthy happy Greyson (and family)!!

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  10. The owl pic is very cute, but I'm sure Greyson will be even cuter. I can't wait to hear the good news!

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  11. 37 weeks! FYI, The Pirate was born at 37 weeks, 3 days and The Bug was born at 36 weeks. Both tiny tho, I can't imagine an 8 pounder! I can't wait to hear the news.

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  12. I can't wait for Greyson to get here, but I suspect I'm only half as anxious as you are! Please let us know how things progress. Oh, and the cervix thing? With Hannah I think the doctor told me I was 1 cm dilated to keep me from jumping off a ledge somewhere. Basically it could mean anything from "he'll be here tomorrow" to "well, that was a fun 6 weeks." Hang in there.

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  13. I have been thinking about you because I figured baby would be here soon and oh my goodness, his arrival is just around the corner! How exciting! Sending you some hugs.

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  14. You must be so excited! Looking forward to hearing the good news soon!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  15. You're getting so close! The last few weeks it can be hard to focus on anything, so I can understand not doing much reading--and I didn't want to read much fiction for quite a while after my first baby was born.

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