Friday, March 5, 2010

This is for Courtney...

This post is for my blogger friend, Courtney, who found out this week that she is pregnant! Please congratulate her and keep her in your thoughts and prayers during this exciting time.

But I also wanted to let her know that, NO, Baby Emma isn't here yet :( So you can back off the edge of your seat. I just haven't had much to say this week. Fluid was low on Monday and then in the normal range on Thursday. And I'm off to the OB in an hour for my weekly appointment. Emma's weight will get checked again on Monday...come on, baby girl, grow, grow, grow! Theoretically she should be well over 6lbs by then, but I'll let everyone know on Monday.

I did ask the doctor at the perinatal center on Thursday what I needed to do to get induced early. He said he would consider recommending it if I can get 2-3cm dilated (was 1cm last week). So that's what I'm hoping for now.

But, I promise, Courtney, you'll be one of the first to know when Emma makes her grand debut. For right now, go celebrate and praise God for your little miracle! And I'm praying for you.

(Post OB Appointment Update: Still 1cm/75% effaced. Darn!)


  1. Aww, thanks! I'm glad that Emma is still nice and cozy and I hope you get a great report on Monday with her weight check. :-) Hang in there, you're almost there!

    P.S. We will most definitely be celebrating!

  2. Hope Emma has grown tons. :-D

  3. Why do you want to be induced? Take it all in now and enjoy it!

  4. I was still 1cm at 39w5d - you could be stuck there for a while!
    Glad things are still holding strong. Like my mother said today, longer inside means a bigger baby at delivery, which to my mind hopefully means one who'll only wake up every 2-3 hours to eat right from the start, rather than every 1.5 hours like my friend's preemie daughter did. His wife was dying for a while there.

  5. I totally understand the urge and drive to want your baby here NOW. I'll be waiting for the good report on Monday. But, I am still placing a bet that Emma is going to be here well before my little ones!