Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Locked up tight

I had my 36 week doctor's appointment today. Basically, everything is good and this baby isn't coming any time soon.

We had a sonogram. He's head down and he's living on my right side, which is why I feel so much movement on the left side where all of his limbs are. He has cute chubby little cheeks and is practicing breathing. They estimate he's weighing just under 6 lbs so will probably be high 7's at birth, if we make it to d-day. The good news is that doc says even a 9 lb baby would fit out of me so he's not at all worried about me being able to deliver this guy.

My cervix is locked up tight. Nothing is happening... at all. It doesn't necessarily mean anything, but the chances of him coming early aren't looking good. They even said they wouldn't be surprised if he's late but they don't like to let them go past 41 weeks which is April 5th. For the time being, I'm not going to worry about that, we'll deal with it when it comes.

I would prefer if he didn't come the week of the 15th - 21st because it's spring break and my doc will be out of town, so we're aiming for the following week. And I don't want the poor kid to be born on April 1st, that's just mean.

But while I wait I have plenty to do. And I'm going to start walking to see if we can move things along a bit.


Jennifer Harris said...

If you could avoid giving birth March 9-12, 17-20, 25 and 28, that'd be really great for my schedule.

Sheryl said...

Yeah, I'll work on that :-)

We're aiming for a week day that the doc is here. Preferably before my due date so that my dad is here.

little b said...

You sound like you have the right attitude about it. It's time to surrender to the process. He will come when he's ready. I hope your dad is here, but even if he isn't, they will have lots and lots of time to get to know each other.

Keep on cookin', little baby!