Baby Update

by Dave

I had my 40 week doctor appointment today. I’m measuring on target – not too big and not too small. My blood pressure was higher than usual (150/78, I’m typically in the 120-130/60-70). I’ve also been very swollen from head to toe, especially in my legs and feet (which also concerns my doc). My urine sample came back fine and we are still waiting on my bloodwork.

The kicker…baby is head down but face up. Please pray that he’ll flip over and become face down on his own. My doctor said I could be induced at any point now, but if the baby doesn’t flip to face down, then I’ll have to have a c-section (not my preferred method). Otherwise we can wait another week and see what happens. However, he doesn’t want me to go past 41 weeks, which is next Wednesday.

Starting either tomorrow or Thursday, I’m cutting back my hours to part time (I need to clear this with my boss) until this baby comes.

Please pray that he will quickly flip to face down and that he will come on his own. Pray for comfort for my body, I’m uncomfortable, sore and pretty miserable. Pray that I can make it through the rest of my time as a ‘single mom’ while Dave is gone hunting. Also pray that Dave gets a deer, sooner rather than later, and can make it home for the birth of our child (should he flip and come soon).