Thursday, June 26, 2008

10 days left!

I just got back from a doctor's appointment with M, and they have decided not to induce her because the latest ultrasound shows Clio measuring 8 lbs. 1 oz., which is close enough to normal to let M go into labor naturally. However, if she goes past her due date I'm pretty sure the docs are going to want to induce her. The NP we talked to today seemed concerned about M's blood sugar levels and grilled her a bit on her eating habits, but I think they realize that they aren't going to get very far with a woman at 38 wks 4 days who is just trying to hang on until the end. M doesn't seem very compliant with the diet (she tells me all the time about the bread and pasta and Sonic drinks she's "cheating" with), and the fact that Clio isn't measuring big gives her some encouragement that she's not hurting the baby with her eating. I'm just praying that Clio's blood sugar is OK after she's born.

M had a few contractions last week, but hasn't had any in the past 2 days and she's only dilated 2 cm at this point. We had a funny conversation about castor oil, walking the mall and such. M says that her mother used castor oil and orange juice successfully with her first baby, but that she could taste the castor oil when she burped for 2 weeks afterward. Yuck!


  1. Eeeeeeee! How exciting!!!! Are you and J just totally flipping out? Do you feel prepared? Does it all seem surreal? I'm dying to know where your head it at right now. =)

  2. Hey Karen,

    If you actually read these things, can you post something or drop me a line? ;-) At any rate, I think Clio will be fine. It must be tough not to have control over the situation though. Everytime someone I know or read about has GD, the baby has no problems at all. And the doc report is encouraging. Just keep it in prayer hon!! :-)

  3. Hi De! I'll try to work on a post about how I feel, but I'm not sure I can put it into words. :) It's basically a combination of excited/scared/anxious/hopeful/
    bored. Bored because of the waiting part.

    Jen--of course I read them, silly! I'll e-mail you...

  4. Oooo, I'm getting so excited for you!


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