Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Quick update on today's OB appointment: Cervix is holding strong at around 3.5 cm. Bat Girl is measuring on target and has long legs like her mom. Although she'd been head down at every other scan, she's flipped around and is now butt down. Which explains why I've felt like I'm constantly being kicked in the crotch these past few days--I'm being constantly kicked in the crotch.

TheGoodDoc is satisfied with how things are going and says I should keep it up. However, she warned me that right now is a really critical time, since the baby is viable but we really, really don't want her coming out yet (which I'd already figured out myself, thank you very much). So we need to be extra cautious. To that end, she reiterated that if I ever have four or five contractions an hour for more than an hour, I need to call her immediately. She also wants me to postpone unnecessary activities until after 32 weeks--so I had to reschedule the childbirth classes I'd signed up for, switching from December to January. And no shopping for baby furniture--as she pointed out, 32 weeks still gives two months for the furniture to be ordered and delivered, "and if baby comes before then, she won't be coming home right away anyway" (something else I'd already concluded).

I asked about steroid shots for the baby's lungs, and she said that she hasn't seen a need for them yet, seeing as technically I haven't actually had preterm labor yet. But if I do have any indications of preterm labor, she will immediately hospitalize me and give me the shots.

Basically, it's all about getting to 32 weeks. TheGoodDoc joked that she feels like I'm having her baby, she's gotten so invested in making sure I make it at least that long.

In the meantime, I'm continuing to take it easy, count contractions...and making sure to always have enough cash for cab fare to the hospital. Just in case.


Blogger TeamWinks said...

I am so glad to hear that you are making it along so successfully! Gosh, it is such a battle of baby versus the calendar. Hopefully you are keeping the room service coming, so little girl will stick around in there!

10:47 PM  
Blogger K77 said...

That's great that TheGoodDoc is taking such good care of you. Stay put Batgirl!

6:13 AM  
Anonymous J said...

Electriclady and Bat Girl, hang in there - rooting for you. Very happy to hear that things are going well.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Rachel Inbar said...

Glad to hear the news! I hope Bat Girl hangs around well past 32 weeks :-)

How about virtual shopping? Not as fun, I guess...

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

Hang in there, BatGirl! I'm glad that your doctor is doing so much to make sure that she stays put and is as healthy as possible.

9:25 AM  
Blogger MoMo said...

Your doctor sounds fantastic!! Hang in there....just keep thinking about the magical 32 mark! With the holidays and all, it will be here before you know it! Hugs!

9:17 AM  
Blogger TeamWinks said...

Just curious how you feel about a womb transplant? Did you hear that news? I have a link on my site.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'm glad to hear that things are going well for you and Batgirl. It's great that you have such a wonderful doctor. Hang in there!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Sounds like you are going to be be best dressed, {hopefully} most relaxed mum-to-be! Wishing you all the best with little baby and yourself.

3:44 AM  

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