We are now at 38 weeks.
Tomorrow I have an appt with the cardiologist, Tuesday I have an OB and perinatologist appt, and Friday we have another perinatologist appt. 3 days in Spokane is not my idea of a good week! I'm going to be glad when this baby is born if for no other reason than it means I get to stay put for a little while!
We had a perinatologist appt on Thursday, and Mike asked at that point if it was really necessary for us to be coming in twice a week, but they feel that because we're nearly at term, my BP, the baby's heart, etc., that it is. Of course, the perinatologist is recommending that we induce at 39 weeks. Which may or may not happen. Unless it's medically necessary, we really are not in favor of induction. I like to be able to be up and moving around and working with the contractions, and if they are inducing, I'm stuck in the bed. :-P And so far, Jethro looks like he's doing fine where he's at.
I have prayed and prayed for wisdom and it seems like every time I turn around there is an article about how beneficial it is to just let babies go through the process of labor, and how so often inducing ~ which is often done to "prevent" or "avoid" problems ~ leads to the very problems the drs are trying to avoid. So, I really believe that we just need to wait for labor to start on it's own. Of course, if things start to go downhill, and it doesn't look like Jethro is doing well, then we will agree to induce.
So, I don't know how much I'll post this week, I may wait until the end of the week to update since there are so many appts.
Friday is also the boys' last regular season game, and Senior night, and I promised Levi that I would be there...unless I'm in labor.
If I go into labor and have the baby, I'm not sure how long it will be before I can update. At the moment, my laptop is dead and we need to take it in. I'm hoping we can get that done this week or next so that I am not without it at all, or for just a very short time.
Prayer requests would just be continued wisdom for the drs and Mike and I. And, traveling mercies going back and forth to Spokane. Poor Mike! Working in Spokane 5 days a week, and then having to go in on at least one of his days off as well ~ but he's a trooper and never complains. I have the best husband in the world, and my children have the best Daddy! I am so thankful for him.