Monday, June 9, 2008

No News Yet

We are now 1 day past the due date. Still no baby, still no labor signs. 1 day past due might not seem like a big deal, but when you've had as hard of a pregnancy that I have it is like an eternity of waiting.

Received blessing on Saturday from Will and my Dad. I know things will be okay. He told me that I would be able to go into labor soon on my own. So all weekend I was hoping the baby would come, and when he didn't, I was pretty down.

Threw my back out though, so it was probably a good thing I didn't have the baby.

Really don't want to have to be induced. It is all dependent on how Preston does on his non-stress test tomorrow morning, and if my fluid levels* have gone down anymore at Wed's doctor appointment. Just want to go into labor naturally on my own before then. Sigh.

*Fluid Levels - meaning amniotic fluid. Amniotic fluid is what the baby drinks and gets nutrients from (as well as from placenta), and that is what he "swims" in. Normal is from level 7 up to around 24. However, if you are at either extreme of the scale, it is not good. For example, if you are at a 24, you have very high fluid and would possibly need to be induced early. And for me, my last fluid level check was a 7, which is at the very lowest level. If it becomes a 6 or lower, they will have to induce.

1 comment:

Dan Thomas said...

Dear Jenni,

Just know that soon Preston will be here and you will be enjoying not being pregnant any more. Best of luck.

Know that the date that I picked is not until tomorrow anyway. I am sure he will come when he wants.

Dad Thomas