NaBloPoMo Day 4
I went to see Dr. Grant yesterday for my weekly ultrasound/shot visit. Everything looked good on the ultrasound. Of course, he was sitting on my bladder...again. :) They measured his size/weight again today. They do that every three weeks. Last time he weighed about 1 lb 14 oz. Yesterday, he was 2 lb 14 oz. He had gained a pound in three weeks! He is in the 80th percentile for his age right now.
Thankfully, he did not appear to be offended. He looked over my chart again and said that he thinks the due date is appropriate. However, he said the likelihood of me going into labor before that date is still pretty high- about 60-70%. But, he believes that is actually a good thing. He said babies typically do better if they go into labor for a while before the c-section. It helps get the fluid out of their lungs. Babies who are taken by c-section before they start labor often have more trouble with the breathing because they have not gone through the stress of labor that squeezes the fluid out. That explains a lot about why Sydney did so well with her breathing. I labored for several hours before they did the c-section.
So, it looks like I may still have the joy of going through the water breaking and rushing to the hospital for my delivery. I can't wait! And, I am only partially being sarcastic about that. Part of me looks forward to that moment when, surprise! Austin has decided to make his entrance! I like surprises, and as long as everything turns out alright, I would be fine with that. Call me crazy!
Yesterday, we also started our non-stress testing where they put me on a monitor and watch for any contractions. They also watch the baby's heart rate. They want to see it go up and down a certain number of times. That number should increase as he gets older. Also, every time I felt him move, I was supposed to push a button. Everything went well with that test, also. Austin's heart rate increased appropriately and I did not have any contractions! He is a lot like his sister, though. He does not really like the monitor being held on him and I often had to hold it in place and find him when he tried to move away from it. Several times, he kicked at it. Not at bad as Sydney did yet, but there is still time! :)
I think that is all of the updates for now. I go for my three hour glucose test on Thursday, so I will let you know how that goes. Until then, I am back strongly on my diet. I really don't want to have gestational diabetes! Please keep me in your prayers this week. I know it is only a small thing, but it really carries a lot of baggage from my pregnancy with Sydney with it! Then, it was the straw that broke my back and I am not looking forward to it again. But, I will do what is necessary for Austin, because that is my job! It is what I do. And it is totally worth it!