February 5, 2009

Doctor's Appointment

Well, the appointment went well today---I am at 1 cm, which is 1/2 more than last time! Evy is estimated to be in the 7-pound range. I am so anxious to meet her. On the positive side, I figured out that I've gained 36 pounds during this pregnancy---and I thought I had gained MUCH more. However, I definitely didn't exercise like I should have and I know I could've eaten healthier...but that's the story of my life anyway. Oh well. I'll give it a better attempt next time. In fact, I KNOW I'll be more active during my next pregnancy because I'll have another child I'm caring for!

Still waiting to hear from the hospital about the induction. It might end up being a more last-minute thing, so please don't get offended if I'm not able to post and give ample warning. I know I won't go until the 13th, but that's about it. Thank you for understanding!

It was nice to have Kurt with me at my appointment...even though my doctor was in one of her "abrupt/rude" moods. I know she was in a hurry to have lunch (we had the appointment right before lunch hour), but gee whiz. We ate at Chick Fil A afterward and are now home before Kurt goes on call at 3:00. I had a contraction or two (seriously, nothing major) last night, and so who knows, I might go into labor on my own without induction. I doubt it though, because it would be just like my body to be stubborn. Nothing comes easily for me--haha!

So I'm just doing last minute things...it feels great to have the nursery done, the carseat installed, and the bags basically packed. But I always feel like there's more I should be doing. Nervous energy! Thank you for your prayers and encouragement...I so appreciate it!

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mrs.leah.maria said...

Who hoo! 1/2 is a 1/2!

Kristal said...

How exciting Ashley...you are so dang close!!

Just out of curiosity, why are they inducing you before your due date? I've actually heard of that happening to a couple of people and I've always wondered what makes them decide to do that.

Ashley said...

Hi Kristal!

In our scenario, it was basically to help with Kurt's schedule. With him being a resident, we wanted to make sure he could be there. Our families will be coming from out of town, and I am getting extremely physically uncomfortable.

Some people are opposed to induction (they don't want to rush things, etc.), but I'm not. Since my body has started progressing, I know she's about ready anyway.

Other reasons for inducing are size of the baby, elective C-section, and any signs the baby is in distress. :o)

JanMary said...

Hugs and prayers that all goes well.

Do you find in doctors appointments that most of the conversations are with your dh, and using jargon?

My dh is a pediatrician, and with all my pregnancies I sometimes felt surplus to requirements during the appointments!

I also understand trying to fit in giving birth with a doctors off-duty!

Emily said...

Good Luck! Soooo exciting :)

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