Monday, January 12, 2009
In case you haven’t heard…
I can feel it comin’ in the air tonight…oh boy.
Today Karla had her final ultrasound, a rather lengthy process as the technician viewed and measured every square (or rather round) inch of his little body. He’s so big now that it’s hard to really get a “full view” and she was up close on feet and lungs and femurs and etc. We got a couple side shots of the head but nothing you can really identify without some training and a lot of practice. The tech maintained that the due date was the 7th while our doc insists the 12th (aka today), but it’s obvious that whatever the real date, he’s running on his own schedule.
So, with that in mind and because his projected weight was 8 lbs, 12 oz, we scheduled an induction for Wednesday at 7PM. Because Karla still hasn’t dilated much at all, it’s a special type that basically allows her cervix to “soften up” and do its thing before the magic juice is added to kick her into labor. Estimated time of arrival... “sometime Thursday afternoon.” That’s a mighty long time to be in such a state. She’s not to eat anything substantial after noon on Wednesday and I’m concerned about all of that, but I guess she’ll be taken care of in all those areas.
While she was “up there” the doc also “stripped the membrane,” which I imagine is about as painful/uncomfortable as it sounds. That being done, Karla could technically go naturally before the scheduled time and is even having some mild contractions that are roughly 15 minutes apart right now, so we’ll just have to see what is the what with that.
The journey is almost over and now the real fun is about to begin. It’s been an interesting ride and we appreciate all the tips and prayers and encouragement and positive vibes these past 40 weeks. If all goes well/as planned, the next time we post we’ll have some pictures of the wee lad, and the next time you see me I’ll be a dad (yes, tremble).