Monday, March 12, 2012

A day of "Fine"

We had a Biophysical Ultrasound done today to check on Emma.  Everything was fine, she didn't move around a lot until the very end, and she almost lost points until she did squirming around.  I really get fidgety when people ask "Does the baby move?"  Well, yeah.  I see her butt move from the left to the right and it's usually at night.  But no, she doesn't squiggle squaggle like she used to.  Quit putting doubt in my mind that she should be doing more!  Arrrrgh...  The sweet ultrasound tech talked to my doc about her getting all of her points but being slow to move until the end.  I overheard the tech mention to him that Emma's amniotic fluids were low but still in the normal range.  Doc said he wants me to come in on Thursday morning to check the cervix and make a plan from there.  Fine.

I called Christina and asked her for her opinion of the appointment.  She agreed with what I felt it was, fine.  Fine fine fine.  Oh the patience!  I want to have this baby all natural, just like my last two.  Natural without any I.V.'s or pokes.  Nothing holding me down or prohibiting me from moving into whatever position gets this kid out quickest.  I literally have to surrender the worry of 'what if' to God serveral times a day.

 We have all learned so much from these extra appointments and time spent at the clinic.  Having Christina nearby keeps me grounded and I know she'll speak up if something sounds weird that I just don't have the education to make a solid grounded judgement call on.  Does that sound harsh?  Yeah well I have to pee every 27 minutes (or so it seems) so having a level headed person around is a great idea at this point.

There was no hair to be see on Emma this time simply because she was squished and even I had a hard time figuring out what was what on the screen.  I was able to see that she was going to be born with some Eleanor Cheeks (read: full with no neck underneath).  On most ultrasounds the bones are a darker shade of gray, Emma's are pure white and hard.  Amazing.  Seeing her on ultrasound today gave me a greater sense of peace in knowing this kid is capable of being born at any moment and would be just fine in doing so.


  1. Trust you instinct....God gave it to you for a reason! And yes, the opinion of someone you trust to confirm is always nice too! They can't move around a lot at the end because there is no ROOM! Can't wait to kiss those cheeks, but she will come in her rush! Praying!