(sorry to those of you who got the personal email regarding this. ignore this post, if you did. you're just that much cooler because you heard the news first :)
i never know who's out there who cares about this stuff, as most of my friends are not pregnant and do not have children. so for what it's worth (which is ALOT to me!!!) i have an update about our perinatal specialist appointment this morning!
at 915am, me and puff show up at the perinatal dude's office.
why can't they EVER see us at our scheduled time? last two visits have been OVER an hour delayed...but today it was only 45 minutes in the waiting room. i dont get it. how did you get THAT far behind schedule when you've only been OPEN for an hour so far?? anyhoo.
sonogram went great. wish i had some pictures to post but his face is so big now, not all of it fits on the screen!
baby parts all working "normally" (the magic word -- normal never sounded so -- fantastic!) and while the doc was wiping gel from my belly he goes, "the baby weighs 5 pounds, from the multiple measurements we've taken. he weighed 3lbs 7oz, 3 weeks ago...so he's gaining a half pound a week....."
i'm 32 weeks pregnant.
i felt a wave of elation and a wave of panic overcome me at the same time.
i'm technically on course to have a baby that could weigh over 9lbs. i mean. lots of people do it. so it's not THAT insane. but my OB doesn't want to allow it.
i'm BEYOND THRILLED that the baby seems to be thriving with an umbilical cord that only works at half-capacity. i mean...i couldn't ASK for anything more!!! we saw chubby cheeks....and a little nose....and lots of kicks....and a scary eye. why does the eye always have to be so scary? i can't help but PRAISE THE LORD that little chubby morgan is chuggin' along, as if he's able to order a second round of wings and another pint of guinness. packin' on the pounds and loving life.
but then my regular OB, who i had to follow up with this morning, was equally thrilled, while combining that with, "i need you to come back in 3 weeks.....if he's in the 7-8lb range....we're inducing. if he's in the 8-9lb range.....let's schedule you for a c-section."
i am NOOOOT willingly going to sign my name on the list for scheduled c-sections.
NOT my dream come true.
i'm not even thrilled about inducing -- out of this fear that it will LEAD to a c-section.
but if the baby is 7-8lbs by 36 weeks....what would my options be?
i don't know.
i just have to thank my lucky stars that maybe the umbilical cord issue has kept him from becoming a full grown ELEPHANT in there, like his daddy was, when he was born. no wonder his mom only had one child. the terrors.....
all to say -- hallelujah! :)
and i lost 2lbs.
which i count as a HUGE victory -- but my OB counts it is, "not noteworthy....it's just fluid....not a big deal."
well they SURE AS HECK make a BIG FREAKING deal about it when i GAIN the 2lbs....so why not celebrate when i lose it?! so not cool. so not.
so needless to say - in three weeks - we learn of the course of action that will be taken to see this baby is safely born and that i survive along the way, too.
thanks for thinking of us...praying for us....and for humoring me.
whaddya know...i'm starving again.