Hold tight

Just a quick baby update . . .

After nearly two weeks of pre labor without much, if any, real progress, my doctor ordered an ultrasound. She had suggested this before, but because I seem to have the kind of babies that make doctors a bit nervous, I had been reluctant to subject myself to anything that could even hint at the need for an early induction given the baby’s size. Turns out, though, there was no need to worry.

The ultrasound tech, upon announcing that this baby currently weighed about 7 pounds, 9 ounces, said, “Yikes, I hope my measurements are off.” Considering that Olivia had already arrived at this point, weighing in just an ounce under 9 pounds, I was too busy celebrating this good news to tell her she need not worry. A seven pound baby at nearly 38 weeks? I was elated, and suddenly in no rush at all.

It would seem that’s a good thing, as this baby is hanging out a bit too high for these contractions to be productive. So, until he decides to head south, nothing much is likely to happen. It’s a big relief to know that despite signs to the contrary, I probably won’t have a baby in the next six hours. In the meantime, I’m doing what little I can to coax him down—walking, sitting on a balance ball and drinking raspberry leaf tea.

And, so, we wait . . . a bit more patiently this week than last.




3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Karyl on June 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    You look stunning! We will have to hold tight, too – although we sure are anxious to meet our new grandson!

  2. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on June 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Glad to hear that you are “a bit more” patient than last week! (Love you!!)

  3. Posted by Laura on June 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Rebecca, you are gorgeous! I feel very impatient myself, so I can only imagine how it is on your end. Probably much like it was when I was rashy and enormous and needed my babies to come out two weeks ago : )

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