Friday, August 21, 2009

OB Appointment (39w2d)

Nothing new to report. Still here, still hanging on.

And according to yesterday's OB appointment, all is still fine with Petit. Heartrate in the 140s, head still down against my cervix and lo and behold, a check revealed that the cervix is far forward and I'm dilated "a fingertip's worth." So it looks like I'll be able to go to my 40w2d appointment next Thursday. And Petit will be hanging in there til Mom and Aunt B arrive tomorrow night.

They also booked me for an ultrasound at the 40w6d mark to check things like placental functioning, baby's growth, level of amniotic fluid and all that good stuff. That appointment is for August 31, so in reality, Petit might be a September baby!

I'll be honest though; I'm really hoping I don't get that far. I really want to meet our little one before then!


loribeth said...

Hang in there, not much longer...!

Every time I see a post from you pop up in my reader, I wonder whether it's good news!!

Patti said...

Keep in mind, hon, that once you start to dilate, you could go at any time. Yeah, you'll probably make it to the appointment, but don't count on it. I had a friend that went from "fingertip" to "5 cm" almost overnight!

At any rate, I hope Petit makes a lovely and easy entrance sometime between now and August 31. :)

Anonymous said...

You know, you might make the appointment, you might not!

Vee said...

I am excited it is going to happen soon! Hopefully prior to the 31st, that does seem like ages away when you are at this stage.
Good Luck!

The Unproductive One said...

Oh Gil, not much longer until you can finally hold your lil one in your're on the verge of having your own living, breathing, crying baby, how absolutely wonderful!!

I wait with baited breath for the big announcement!


B. said...

Every day without a post is a day your readers are wondering... is Petit here yet? Looking forward to your good news, and praying you have an easy labor! Good luck, Maman!