Crazy 41 week appointment

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Crazy 41 week appointment

So had my appointtment today. BP was great, his heartbeat is great. He measures 39 weeks. I am 100% effaced, still just dilated a fingertip.

Then I went to my sono....

Saw his precious face and he has a lot of hair and a double chin. On the sono his weight was 6.5lbs but told me it could be off by a pound either way, but for 41 weeks its a tad bit small...but me and my husband are small so its ok. But then the sonographer asked me "Are you planning to go natural." I said yes and asked why and she said "because his fluid is so low that I am guessing they will send you to the hospital right away."

So I met with my hippy midwife again who called the more medically minded midwife since she is on call. The medical midwife said her recommendation is to have me to go to the hospital tonight to get induced, but since his birth weight is on the low end, she would let me decide. I told the hippy midwife I really didn't want to be induced but I want what's best for my baby and she said that while my fluid is low, that I'm healthy and he looks healthy and should do fine until monday when they would recheck my fluid levels. She said to rest and not walk and drink lots of water. So that's what I'm doing. I told work that I'm not coming in tomorrow and that I've officially started my maternity leave. So tomorrow, I will have a movie marathon or something.

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I hope he comes on his own before Monday! Do they have you doing kick counts to make sure he keeps doing okay in there? Good luck!

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Praying you go into labor really soon!

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No need for kick counting because he moves constantly. He was moving during the whole appointment and doing his practice breathing. He is moving now even. I think I've lost parts of my mucous plug today and I have diarrhea, so lets hope it happens soon.

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1. I want to congratulate you for letting your boss know you're officially on maternity leave. I know that wasn't easy to do but needed to be done.. You need some "you" time - as little as you're going to get. Wink

2. Did they give you a number on your fluid score? Just curious.. As long as the little man is safe and no one is concerned, good for you for making the decision you wanted to.

I can't wait until you go into labor - here's some seriously QUICK vibes! Smile

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Ha thanks Adriana. It felt so good to say "I'm not coming in tomorrow."

My level was a 7. They said at 5 they induce no questions asked.

Here's something...my contractions are picking up as of an hour ago. Whoohoo, feels like something is happening. Maybe Henry is ready to come now that he knows I'm officially done working. Haha.

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Who hoo! Hope those contractions keep up and Mr. Henry decides it's his birthday!!!!

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I hope this is it. ELV to you!

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ooohhhh ELV Elizabeth!!!! Hoping this is it for you. Maybe he really was waiting until you were done with work!

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Those all sound like good signs- you said he is moving constantly. Is he moving more than normal? The night before I went into labor with Liliana, she was moving so much it kept me awake a lot which was not normal for her. Then I went into labor so maybe he is working himself into position to come out! And diarrhea is a great sign too, especially if you have started having more contractions. Really hoping this is it and sending ELVs to you!

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Well if you knew that's all it was going to take, you should have told your boss 2 weeks ago you were done working! ROFL

Waiting to see if you check back in again tonight.. Wink HOPE NOT!! :clappy:

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Contractions are getting more intense. Still a bit sporadic, but definitely closer together.

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Good Luck Elizabeth!!! Hope this is finally time for Henry to join you!

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C'mon Henry!!! It's your time, little guy! Smile :woohoo:

ELV, Elizabeth... I'm hoping this is it for you!!

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How exciting!!! Hoping that tonight is the night!!! Also, yay for being on maternity leave!

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So I just woke up to pee and then had a gush of liquid come out but it was tinged with quite a bit of blood. Is this mormal? Ive called the midwife...waiting to hear back. Everything I've read about bloody show says its small amount of mucous tinged with blood. This was very watery with blood. Callled the midwife...she wants me to go to the hospital now. so on our way. Contractions have slowed a bit dang it. Please cross your fingers I dont get put on pitocin.

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At the hospital. My water did break. The blood they think is from my vaginal exam earlier today. I'm contracting and dilated to a 2!! They will let me go 12 hours without pitocin. So going to hope my body gets in gear here.

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Omg! I'm so excited! Praying for a smooth delivery and a healthy baby and momma!

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Yay!!! Good luck and can't wait to hear

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ooohhhh good luck Elizabeth!!!!! Come on Henry!!!!

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Yey!! GL girlie Smile I hope it's fast and that Henry is already in your arms or will be in your arms soon!!

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CONGRATS mama!!!!!!!!! Yahoo I hope you're holding little man right now - if not in the next few hours! Biggrin

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It's baby time!!!!! Hope your holding your little boy now or will be very soon!!!!!!!

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YAY! I'm so excited for you!!! C'mon Baby Henry, everyone is waiting!

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:lurk: Hope he came out with no trouble for you and you're snuggling right now! Sending all the best...

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Good luck Elizabeth! I hope he's here already!

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I just heard about all the action! I hope all is well; so excited for you!

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Yahoo
I'd send ELV, but I sure hope labor is done by now. I can't wait to hear how it went.

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"pico83" wrote:

Yahoo
I'd send ELV, but I sure hope labor is done by now. I can't wait to hear how it went.

Same here! So excited to hear how it went Smile

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I have to add that while it's funny she teased me that we would switch birth months (which we did!) if Henry comes today, it will be on Bram's due date! Lol that's too funny!

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Here's hoping he's here!!!

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OMG so exciting! Can't wait to hear all about Henry's birth story!!!

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Eep, so exciting! Hope you are enjoying snuggles right now!