Well, unless she decides to make an entrance on her own before then, Lola will be here on Tuesday.
The ultrasound yesterday showed a perfect baby -- she was healthy and happy and was sucking her thumb. Doctor today said there was no reason to rush anything as I won't technically be overdue (over 42 weeks) until Monday. So, we go in Monday evening (7 p.m.) to get settled and then start receiving the inducing drugs Tuesday morning.
I'd be lying if I didn't say that we were disappointed -- both Ray and I wanted to get things done this week or weekend. But, the important thing is that the baby is very healthy and isn't suffering or in any distress. In fact, the doctor was really pleased with everything. There was some extra amniotic fluid in there and she said that was a good thing, as most babies that go past their due date start to lose fluid, which is a cause for concern. Our having a bit more than necessary is a good sign, she said.
So, barring any unforeseen disasters or a 30-plus hour labor (which, personally, I would also file under disaster), we should be able to finally meet and hold her on Tuesday. Of course, there is always the chance that she will decide to come on her own, but I'm not holding my breathe.
Also, in case anyone was wondering, she is weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces.
Thanks for reading,
- Bethany :)