The Frankenbaby Chronicles

Two girls, three cats, some frozen sperm, a doctor's office, and a big dream.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Midwife Appt: 38w5d

Okay, so, another boring appointment.

BP 132/70 (when the top goes up, the bottom goes down. SO WEIRD)
Weight up 0.5 lb
Opted out of another internal since there is nothing going on
Pee is good
No swelling
Baby heart beat is good
Baby still head down

I asked TMIL what she thought about all of those things people use to bring on labor, like Evening Primrose Oil and Red Raspberry Leaf Tea and that eggplant parm recipe from some restaurant somewhere. She said that none of those things would hurt me, but the baby has her own schedule too and I wouldn't be likely to change any of that. Phooey.

She also said she was pretty positive I would see the 4th with the baby on the inside.

She asked if I knew if my mom went late with her babies. I told her that my mom was a major chain smoker and we were born early and tiny. She said, "Whoops, too late to start that," and then when I told her that I was the bigger of my siblings at about 5.5 lbs, she said, "Whoops, too late for that, too." Heh. It was pretty funny at the time.

Basically she told me to chill out, make a lot of plans, see a lot of movies, and plan to be in it for the long haul. Whee! I told her Jen was paranoid about having the baby in the car, and she told me to go canoeing instead. HA HA HA.

Next appt: 39w6d. Holy crap!


Blogger Jennifer said...

Babies come when they are ready. I know how hard it is when you get to this point and you can see an end in sight. You're tired, you're uncomfortable and you just want to meet your baby. But try to enjoy these last few weeks. Your life is about to change so much, take some time to enjoy the little things.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Co said...

My friend's mom chain-smoked during all of her pregnancies and had 7-lb babies. My friend sometimes jokingly worries aloud about how big her babies might be if she ever had a kid without smoking.

3:03 PM  
Blogger lynn said...

I have been obsessively checking your blog for updates and pictures AAAHHH!!!

4:53 PM  
Blogger Keri said...

I'm with Jennifer - take some time alone together! Walk around your neighborhood and hold hands. Pretty soon you'll have a stroller to push and they'll be no more hand holding...

Can't wait to hear your news!

6:36 PM  
Anonymous bri said...

Ack! You are so, so close! Very exciting!

10:13 AM  
Blogger Jude said...

We're hoping to spend the weekend doing cutesy things, and that should be fun. Honestly, I'm not as antsy on the weekends... it's the work weeks, when Jen is at work and I am sitting home trying to find endless ways to amuse myself.

I'm not a sit at home kind of girl.

10:11 AM  

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