Biophysical numero cinquo..
Another great biophysical today, baby happily doing her breathing practice and sucking up a storm. She was very reluctant to move her arms and legs cause she was sleepy, but a few jabs made her react. Likely saying bugger off trying to sleep here. Blood flow to the cord was good and strong, they showed me all the anatomy of my cord and the placenta, we have a nice big and healthy meaty placenta. Baby is still very low, it feels like she is in my vagina these days. She is still head down posterior…why or why do my babies like posterior possitioning..she told me to sit on my exercise ball lots and lean forward to try and urge her to turn so I don’t end up with back labor again. I dread the horrible awful no good back labor.
That’s it until next Thursday. If I happen to go into labor great, if not then I have another biophysical next Thursday morning at 9am, and an appointment with the Peri at 10am at which time we schedule a date for induction a few days later. I will be 38 weeks at this time, so we will plan to induce midway between 38 and 39 it seems.
I am surprised she is staying put, I did not have this level of cervical cramping with Evan, she is so so engaged and I have menstral like cramps all the time these days, but still no motion forward at this time. Ah well, it is not I who decides these things.
I am way beyond exausted after another sleepless night of coughing my brains out, I got 3 hours total so I am off to nap now for another couple of hours. The cold has retreated significantly in that I am no longer congested nearly as much but my throat is still irritated and the cough still lingers, get’s much, much worse at night. It’s horrible because I am coughing so hard my abs are killer and with each cough I get shooting pain in my nether regions…my doctor joked I would cough this baby out..it seriously feels that way.