...and we're as ready as we can be! We're very excited to meet Baby Storey and have reason to believe we will meet him/her by the end of next week. At our appointment this morning, our Doctor said we'll get another ultrasound next week and come up with a "plan" to "force it." I clarified her choice of words because I knew I'd leave there with a ton of questions in my head, not to mention from Craig and other family, and she said she'll induce and then look into a C-section as a last resort.
At last week's appointment, we had an unscheduled ultrasound because the Doctor said I was measuring small. After looking on the ultrasound, we found the baby to be about a week behind schedule in weight (around 6 lbs) and also found out that my amniotic fluids are running on the low side of normal. The baby is doing fine, and after a non-stress test today, the doctor confirmed his or her little heartbeat is very strong. However, with my fluids being even lower today and the baby growing about 4 ounces vs. the typical 8 at this stage since last week, Doctor said she'd like this baby to come out in the next week or so...and not wait until week 40 or 41. Good news to me! We're going to try what we can at home, and I'm going to try acupuncture on Monday! It worked for a good friend in Dallas (at least they think so!), but I'm trying not to get my hopes up.
Everything else is going well with the pregnancy though. With the results last week, I was told to stop running, and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. She said to keep walking though as that can help bring on labor, so I've been doing that and enjoying the air-conditioning at the gym. No real complaints though - no leg/foot cramping, excessive heartburn, or anything too weird! I keep hearing that I need to enjoy the rest of the pregnancy and relax, rest, etc. I have been doing that, but I've found it a little tough knowing what could come at any moment...exciting, but anxious at the same time.
Craig and I are really into the Tour de France these days, and with the limited options on things to do at this point, it's been really nice to watch that on the DVR every night and over the weekends. We've been catching up on movies and relaxing quite a bit too. We're very excited for our families to start their visits with the new baby's arrival and will be happy to see a few friends too! We'll take our laptop to the hospital and will try to post an update if labor is slow. We'll definitely post pics of the new baby as soon as we can!