Thursday, February 18, 2010

27 Weeks & High Risk OB Appointment

Wow! I can't believe I am already in the third trimester. I am still in disbelief that this is my life and I am actually going to be able to live my dream of being a SAHM very soon.

I had another appointment with the high risk OB this week. The baby looked great and weighed 2lbs 3oz, which put her in the 53 percentile. She had her hand in front of her face (again), so we didn't get any pictures. Hopefully she won't be so camera shy at her next appointment!

The OB did mention one this that surprised me - she is going to recommend that my regular OB not let me go more than a few days past my due date. I am kicking myself for not asking her the obvious question - why? I'm sure it has to do with stress to my body and the baby squishing my lungs, but I'd prefer induction to be more of a game-time decision - why induce if I am doing well? I need to talk to her about this more at my next appointment! My main issue with being induced is that I've heard pitocin sucks :P

I also had my third and final glucose tolerance test yesterday. It was a 2-hour fasting test, just like the previous two times. This time was definitely the least enjoyable - I was soooo tired and starving when I woke up, and I wasn't allowed to eat anything or have my daily cup of coffee until four hours later, so I felt like complete shit by the time the test was done. And they gave me fruit punch flavored glucose this time, which made me want to barf :x I'm so glad I don't have to do that again! ::fingers crossed that I can keep eating my girl scout cookies::


The Browns said...

I was induced at 38 weeks, I had started having a bad bad cough and an infection going into my lungs and we didnt want me to be so worn out byt the time I got 40 weeks. I didnt want to be induced due to not wanting pitocin as well. I will admit it was not bad at all, as long as they regulate it. You should start out with 1ml and then they up you by 1-2 every 30-45 minutes depeding on how you tolerate it. For me they got to 14 and I still didnt feel the contractions, but im weird :) But it took them from 10 am to 4:30 pm to go from 1-14 and they uped it 1 or 2 each time. Its all up to the nurse on how fast and how much they up it. They can up it to 20ml I believe before they have to contact teh doctor to get an order to up it more so they will up it as they see fit. If you talk to your nurse and explain that you want to go slow then its not like the fears and bad stories you hear. Alot of people have been started off on like 4 and it throws them into contractions instead of gradulally and letting your body work naturally.

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