Thursday, March 10, 2011

39 Week Appt

I had my 39 week Appt today. Or 38 week. Whatever you want to call it. My OB wasn't there today, so I got lucky.

The nurse checked me out. No change from last week. Cervix is still 1 cm, long and hard. She said the dr would probably call me to discuss induction. I explained to her that I thought (or know) my due date is six days later than what they think. She was really surprised, as "most women would be thrilled to get their baby out and be glad to be done being pregnant". While that may be okay with most women, I am not most women. I am not for induction (early) unless for medical reasons. If my EDD wasn't almost a week different from LMP, I wouldn't be insistent. However, a week is a pretty big deal to me.

Now if he is ready to come before the 20th, then that is fine. But I'm not going to evict him before then, unless medically necessary. The nurse did say that I was "barely" under the limit for protein in my urine. I have been eating A LOT of hard-boiled eggs the past few days. Can eating a lot of eggs (or other protein) cause elevated levels of protein in your urine?

I only wonder because my BP has been perfectly fine, and I know that is usually more indicative of pre-eclampsia. Obviously, if I do have pre-e I will be okay with them inducing.

I'm a bit "bummed" because if I had kept my mouth shut, and went along with scheduling an induction, it would be next Thursday. St. Patrick's Day! How awesome would that be! Well if this baby is going to be a St. Patty's baby, he'll have to come on his own then. Wearing green every year for your birthday would probably get old. Along with corned beef and cabbage.

So I'm still incubating! While that could change quickly, I do not think I'll be having a baby in the next week. Or at least few days. I go back next Thursday and will have an NST. At that point we can start talking induction, provided she wants to do it after the 20th!


HereWeGoAJen said...

I was not okay with unnecessary induction either. But if you wanted to schedule an induction for the day I have in your baby pool, that might be okay... ;)

LOG said...

I'm pulling for the 22nd, since that's PJ's birthday. :) Glad you are feeling okay, and hope the protein is no biggie.

The Tompkins Family said...

I can't remember what my initial guess was! I think I'm wrong though because I guessed early.

Agreed on will come when he's ready!

Carrie27 said...

I don't know about the protein level, mine were elevated, but so was my bp.