I was worried my doctor’s appointment would stress me out today – talk of induction or anything wrong perhaps. However, we left feeling great!
I’m still 1 cm dilated but I’ve increased to 50% effaced and he is alllllmost at a –1 station – which explains a lot of the downward pain I’ve been feeling!
My doctor wanted to do a non-stress test to see if the baby was doing ok in there. We are thankful to report he passed with flying colors! Lots of movement, lots of accelerations.
The plan is if he doesn’t come in the next few days, I’ll go back on Friday (at 41 weeks) for an ultrasound to see if everything looks OK and do another non-stress test. Assuming everything is indeed fine, my doctor said I can go to just before 42 weeks – next Wednesday – 8 more days – before we induce. [And we may do membrane sweep on Monday – I declined that again today because I’d like to see if I will go naturally first]. I am OK with this plan. I am also confident he will come before then!! She would like to see me go into labor naturally, so she hopes so too.
He sure is happy in there!
I fed him a peach and a date ball and some raspberry leaf tea before I walked downtown for yoga tonight. I must have covered many miles in my walking today! Not even feeling tired, which is different from last week when the walking would have left me exhausted.
Yoga was a bit harder than it’s been in the past. I had several Braxton Hicks contractions during poses that made it more difficult to bend and move. I was also the farthest along mama in the room by a week! I got some well wishes on my way out : )
I apologize for all the tomato sauce we’ve been eating – it hits the spot and gets rid of our garden abundance all in one!! Easy dinner.
Matt made a quick sauce out of fresh tomatoes, fresh eggplant, a can of tomato paste, a sprinkle of sugar, salt, and oregano. We stirred in leftover tofu for protein and served it over whole wheat linguini with fresh basil and Asiago cheese.
Consumed too late for the porch!