Friday, July 09, 2010

Slowing Down

The past few days have been HOT, extremely HOT. I don't go outside during the day but rather go out in the morning for a walk or swim and then EZ and I will go out again at night when the sun sets.

But I have been slowing down. My swims this week have been exhausting and I feel like I just can't move. I have given up the elliptical to just walking and now my walking has become more like a a turtle's walk. But I am still doing something every day. Although I am not sure how much longer that will last either.

I had a doctors appointment yesterday. They decided to do an ultrasound to check the fluid around the baby and get a guess on her weight. This was because last week I started measuring small and they wanted to make sure my fluid levels were good. I haven't had an ultrasound since 18 weeks when we found out we were having a daughter. This one was much different. You could hardly see anything since she takes up so much room in there.

They said the fluid was good and they "guess" that BZ weighs 7 lbs 11 oz already. Then she proceeded to to tell me that there is a 1.5 lb margin of error. So really BZ is anywhere from 6lb 3oz to 9lb 3oz. That is quite a range there! Then the doctor did his thing and told me I am 3-4cm dilated and 90% effaced. A bunch of stuff that could mean baby is coming today or next week (or later). But he did tell me he would be surprised if I didn't deliver in the next week though.

Ahhhhh, music to my ears. After hearing my sister and EZ both tell me they thought I would be a week late, I have faith in the doctors that they know what they are talking about. And baby is in the best position for delivery, head down (low) and she is facing back (meaning her back is towards my belly). This is suppose to make for an easier delivery on my back. All great things.

I am sure that things will continue to slow down. I feel like I have hit the wall. If I can keep making it out for a walk every day I would feel that I am accomplishing something.

Can't wait to meet you BZ!


Life on the Cremona said...

so exciting!!!!!!!!!! 90% effaced!!! wow! and 4cm!!!!! you are getting super close! hopefully labor will be easy since you seem to be doing most of the work at home! but a 9lb baby is huge!!! hopefully she's only 6!! :) thinking of you three every day. love you and miss you!

Rebecca Wills said...

You received excellent news from the doctor! Baby Zack will be here any time now.

Rebecca DeWire said...

That is such exciting news about being 90% effaced and dilated 4cms! I am so impressed. Hopefully any day now!!!

If the shoe FITZ.... said...'s like she could just fall out! Please, please pay very close attention to your body from here on out. I felt nothing and then my water broke and within two hours Lilly was out...MJ was out in less then 30 min. You are doing most of the work now, but just go in before you end up accidently delivering at home...I'm predicting 7/14 as the date...good luck!