Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Vertex!!! Woo HOO!

I know. It seems like every third post or so is about my ob/gyn appointment. Believe me, it feels like I live there. I guess when they consider you "high risk" you get the pleasure of a weekly pilgrimage to their hallowed offices.

The Deuce has returned herself to a vertex or head down position, which is good. She is still facing forward, which, from what my mother has told me every time the subject arises, is how I presented and that I was a pain in her ass before I was born. I guess it is terribly painful to deliver a baby in this position. Um, when do I get my epidural?

The baby is doing well. She is estimated to weigh 5 pounds 13 ounces right now. From here until delivery, she should gain roughly half a pound a week. I put on the standard pound this week and my blood pressure was on its best behavior. During my pregnancy with Aveline, I was forced into bedrest by this time due to my unruly blood pressure. Thank goodness things are going well this time.

I think the most exciting news is that my Doc is not going to let go much past my due date. In fact, she mentioned inducing me on September 8th if I have not yet delivered. I guess, due to various high risk factors, she wants to make sure we both come out of this thing as healthy as possible. I don't necessarily want to be induced again. The pitocin creates relentless, horrific contractions. I would much prefer to let nature run its course. However, I am not stupid and don't want my child's health to suffer due to my obstinate nature.. I do follow doctors' advice, after contemplation, of course. They have the medical degree, not me.

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Sounds like everything is going great.

Lauren said...

September 8th sounds perfect!!!!

Laura said...

Thank goodness... so glad your pregnancy is going well. :)