Monday, March 9, 2009

Dr's apt.

Well, the good news is that my body is showing some sign that it's going to actually have to get this kid out at some point. I'm dilated 1/2 a centimeter. It isn't much, but it's progress.

I also made it very clear that I don't want a c-section and I would also really prefer to avoid being induced. So far he seems to think that both are possible. There's no point in really worrying about it until it's actually an issue. I know that they don't like to let the baby cook longer than 41 weeks, which is April 5th. I'm not exactly sure why, but again, I'm not going to worry until we get there.

I was in the waiting room for a friggin' hour today. It sucked. I can't sit in one position for nearly that long. My doc will be on vacation next week and the only good thing about it is that I'll be seeing a nurse practitioner and won't have to wait for long.

This evening we took a breast feeding class, and it was very good. We got some great tips about how to handle things at the hospital. One thing that we'll be doing is setting the alarm on one of our phones to go off every 2 to 2.5 hours during the day to remind us to feed. When the alarm goes off we'll ask any visitors to leave the room. I'm not necessarily again some people seeing me breast feed, but at the beginning we need to not be distracted and have time to figure things out. We don't mind visitors at the hospital but if you come, please don't be offended if we ask you to leave.

I also found out that the hospital has hand pumps (the ones that are $50 at We-Be-Babies) that you can request and get for free. Woo Hoo!

1 comment:

JuliAnn said...

Congrats on progress!

The reason they don't like to let women go past 41 weeks is because placentas can "get old" when this happens they start to detach from the uterine wall which is bad because that is what allows the blood and oxygen to get to the baby, and the waste to leave the baby... so allowing pregnancy to go beyond 41 weeks creates a greater risk of loosing the pregnancy related to the risk of an "old" placenta... just thought I would explain. Walk lots... sex helps too... if you can stand it. Having never been that pregnant I can't really imagine someone telling me to have sex, but medically speaking, it gets the hormones going... good luck!