Thursday, October 18, 2007

Baby likes you better on your left side

Did you ever notice that doctors, especially OB's, say some pretty strange things to you when you're visiting their office? Are they trying to be cute? Funny? What? Because, quite frankly, I find it annoying. But I'm hormonal and bitchy, so what do I know?

This wasn't my doctor, but another doctor in the practice who just came in to "check on me" during my NST. I suspect she was checking on me because my non-stress test today was not good when lying on my back. Duh. But that was the result of dealing with a nurse I have never dealt with before who obviously did not know my history (or how much I actually know about pregnancy gone haywire). So after 15 minutes of not much, I was unceremoniously rolled to my left side (which is no small task these days) and monitored for another 20 minutes. Necessitating a "check" by a doctor (just in case there was bad news, I'm guessing). Dr. A declared the strip another TOB (thing of beauty).

Baby Myles has most definitely flipped positions. I could hear him moving all around on the monitor but couldn't feel much of anything. I'm thinking breech presentation facing my back. Guess it doesn't matter, since he's not coming out the old-fashioned way anyway.

Which leads to the big announcement. If the hospital lab confirms they can process samples on that day, we are planning for amnio and delivery on Sunday, November 25th. Yes, it's a Sunday. Yes, it's the Sunday after Thanksgiving. So there is a good possibility the lab will say, "hell no." We shall see. It has to be done sometime around the holiday, because Dr. A will be unavailable the week after. He's still technically in the military and is signed up for close quarters combat training. He seemed really excited about it. (Boys!)

8 comments:

Shinny said...

WOW! Not much longer then. I hope that it works out and that the lab will do the work. I suppose everything is shut down that Friday right after the holiday, eh? And doesn't the military know that you and Myles are way more important then the doc going to play cops and robbers with the rest of the "boys"? ;)

Kim said...

It sounds like around Thanksgiving is a perfect time for little Myles to come - I know you are so thankful for him! I can't believe how soon it is (although it might feel like a lifetime to you!)! For some reason I didn't realize you were that far along.

Bon said...

that's so soon (easy for me to say, i know)!

i think it sounds like a fine, fine day for a baby to be welcomed. i hope the lab cooperates and the days speed along.

Angel Mom said...

Oooh! A date! I hope it all works out and you are able to meet Myles that day.

neko said...

*wiggle* i knew something nice was up.

people cannot help saying idiotic things around pregnant women. it is a disease. someone should find a cure for it.

Beruriah said...

Nov 25th - exciting!

Only 5 weeks to go.

Julia said...

Seems so soon and yet so far still. Thinking of you and wishing you more TOB NSTs along the way and nothing at all exciting until baby Myles makes his triumphant appearance.

Monica said...

Oh that is just around the corner! How exciting. And I just hate NSTs.... I think they are a sham and the computer just makes the sounds. I remember my first one when the heartbeat disappeared (before I knew it was common and just meant I head to re-adjust the belt) and I went nuts! Here's hoping they can do it ASAP!!