Friday, July 24, 2009

Hanging in there...

Well, after making us all think that he was going to be coming out early, this baby has decided to just hang in there a bit longer. We had a doctor's appointment today, which neither we nor the doctor thought we would make as we figured he would be out by now. With every doctor's appointment now they attach these monitors to my belly and one measures the baby's heartrate and the other measures foetal movement. I had a Braxton-Hicks contraction while they were busy today and the sister thought I was in labour but then the doctor checked and said everything was still closed up tight! Cervix still long and no signs of dilation. So we made an appointment for next week and I am back home again. Baby had a bit of a growth spurt in the last 2 weeks and now weighs about 3.2kg.

I suppose I should really be enjoying this enforced rest. I can read to my heart's delight and eat what I like and get Gathry to do all the shopping, fetching to and from school, cooking etc. It would be so much better if I weren't so darn uncomfortable. But this is never going to happen again so I suppose I should really make the most of it and stop wishing the little fella would arrive.

7 comments:

  1. Can i come rest with you?! Just enjoy it! sorry for not visiting yet (Hayden went in for his tonsils today). Lotsaluv. Linda

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  2. Master Meiring is probably enjoying the all fuss he has already caused - knowing how much more fuss and cuddles are waiting for him.
    enjoy what's left of this very special pregnancy. xxxxkvds

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  3. Good luck, hope all is still well :)

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  4. No post = baby?

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  5. Hey, you have been home 2 days already and still no post and picture of Mitchell:-) Is he keeping you busy, busy... can't wait to see some pics of the little man.... and will pop in to visit as soon as Jordan and I are over our colds and germ free. Lovies,Me XX

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  6. Hope you're getting some sleep!

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