Another week down! I can't believe we are zooming towards the halfway mark, at lightning speed it seems!! Our monthly OB appointment was yesterday and things are looking good! Baby's heart rate was between 145-152 and OB said that is perfect! Christy talked to the OB regarding induction and that went over really well. Since we live so far away and she knows we didn't want to miss the birth, they have her set for week 39 to be induced, the first day her OB is on call. I know some people will huff at us wanting her induced and her wanting to be induced, BUT honestly, I DON'T CARE! The truth is she has been induced with all of her own kids, because she is known for having big babies since her hubs is 6' tall.. Well folks, I got the TALLER brother, so yeah this was probably gonna happen anyway. AND, we really want to be there and having a set day will help us plan better, so we can drive there in plenty of time and not risk death trying to break the sound barrier to get there! Her OB was very much on board and now we just wait to hear from him, which day is his on call day that week. So at least I know that the due date is somewhere between Nov 16th and Nov 23rd. Of course this might change even more if the baby is measuring even bigger.. As of now, both ultrasounds the baby was measuring 3 days ahead, so time will tell.
In other exciting news, we have NINE more days until we find out if this baby is a boy or a girl! I can honestly say I am thrilled either way! If for some reason baby doesn't cooperate, our gender scan appointment is July 11th so a month of waiting! Please pray to the baby cooperation Gods that this little one shows us the goods! :) Christy got a prescription for her migraines, since she has had one pretty much every day since being pregnant.. NO BUENO.. The OB seems to think it could be due to her lack of caffeine since she was a hard core coffee drinker before this pregnancy and she quit cold turkey once she had her first visit with the RE.. I am hoping her meds help her out, between headaches and morning sickness (yep, she still has that too, she's one of the unlucky gals that suffers the entire time with it!) she has had some pretty bad days. In the world of induced lactation, things are so-so.. I am about to add herbs in to my cocktail of pills I take and increase the amount of times per day I pump. I am getting about 3 to 5 ounces a day but I need to increase this dramatically in the coming months in order to breastfeed well. I am going In addition to storing milk here and getting colostrum and whatever Christy pumps for us, a dear friend of mine that had her baby early a few months ago, is going to send me her overage of frozen breastmilk! So I KNOW baby will be on breastmilk at least a year, which makes me incredibly happy!!
And finally I will leave you with this:
Heart rate from yesterday morning! :)
Until next time!