Our daughter Hanna was born Friday the 13th at 12:22 AM. We started at home but ended up going to the hospital. I'm not going to share the whole story today, but things are going well and we were discharged Friday at noon. We're home now and things are going fine.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Today I went to the hospital for a check-up. I had a CTG and ultrasound; both were fine. There's enough amniotic fluid left, which means the placenta still works well. The ob/gyn was pleased, she said baby was doing great. She gave me the choice: I could be induced tomorrow or Monday, but no later than Tuesday. We decided to wait until Tuesday, because that's when I'm 42 weeks along and a homebirth is no longer an option. Just to make sure things stay okay, I have to go in for another CTG/ultrasound on Saturday (if I haven't delivered by then). It was nice to hear everything was fine.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Today I went for another check-up. Everything was fine. But (standard procedure at 41 weeks) the midwife told me to set up appointment in the hospital for Thursday. They're going to do a CTG and ultrasound to make sure that everything is ok with baby, placenta and amniotic fluid. If things go well (the midwife expected them to) they will probably strip my membranes on Friday. That might jumpstart the contractions. If it doesn't work, they'll try that again on Sunday. If I haven't delivered by Monday night, I have to go to the hospital on Tuesday to be induced. But I really hope that won't be necessary, because I really want that homebirth!
Friday, November 06, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Well, today was my due date. I read somewhere that only five percent of babies are born on their due date, and that first babies are on average eight days late. Isn't that lovely... So to keep you all occupied I posted some pictures of my big 40 week pregnant self.