Today I had yet another nonstress test with amniotic fluid check. And, for once, I didn't leave the perinatal center in tears.
Per usual, baby did just fine on the nonstress test. Good girl! But, unlike usual, my amniotic fluid was actually in the NORMAL range - barely - but it was just over 8 and that is normal, normal, normal.
But EVEN BETTER...today was baby's big weigh in. She weighed 3lb 11oz two weeks ago and, drum roll please, she weighed 4lb 11oz today. That is exactly the increase she should have had - 1/2 lb a week. The Dr. charted out the baby's growth and is even more confident that 1) there is no problem with baby or me, 2) she is just going to be on the small side, and 3) I could still carry her the full 39-40 weeks!
Praise the Lord! My wonderful husband actually broke into tears at the news. I told him that they are going to think we are a bunch of crybabies - me always crying with bad news and him crying when there is good news. But I'll take tears of joy any day! They are still going to keep me coming back twice a week, which, while a bit of a hassle, is just fine with me. The closer they monitor baby, the less mommy worries.
I rewarded baby with some coffee cake when we got home. Sweet baby Emma, make yourself comfortable, you got 6 more weeks to grow and thrive!