Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm Tired...

Today's ultrasound showed that the fluid level was up slightly, and the non-stress test showed that the baby is doing well, so we are still waiting. I saw the doctor in the afternoon and she said that I will not go past 39 weeks (March 26). She still wants me to have ultrasounds and NSTs twice a week, so I will go in again Friday morning and then again on Tuesday morning. She said if the level has dropped at either of those checks, then we will induce. Otherwise, we'll wait until 39 weeks to induce.

I am getting really tired. It is stressing me out to live from appt to appt, just waiting to see if this is the test that will push things over the edge. At this point I am praying I will just go into labor and we can put this whole thing to rest. I figure it's better to pray that I go into labor than to pray that my fluid levels would go down. I am dialated 1 1/2 centimeters - 15% of the way there, ha ha!

In other news, we had guests in over the weekend. A guy from Ed's work has been staying with us for a few weeks while he looks for a house to rent/buy. His family is still down in North Carolina, waiting to sell their house there. His wife and 5 year old daughter came to visit for the weekend and stayed with us. Samuel was IN LOVE with her - he loved having a playmate around the house. Here they are reading books and playing with toys in their pajamas:



6 comments:

Designs By Tami said...

Was just scrolling through blogs and came across yours. We are also a family full of Paynes( pains) so your blog caught my eye.. I wonder if somewhere down the line we are related. Take care and enjoy life..

Tami Payne

Anonymous said...

Man I wish they made those full body suit pj's in my size...

Jessica

Emily said...

Thinking of you, Leah.

Thanks for the great advice on my blog about the job! It's all working out well.

Krista said...

Why 39 weeks? I'll be praying for you with all of this!!

NotesbyNewsome said...

I'm praying for labor and a healthy baby!!! Can't wait to see if it's a boy or a girl!

~Michelle

Ed, Jamie, Christian and Benjamin said...

It does get a little hard at the end....We were going 2x's a week getting NST's as well since I had the GD. It will go by quickly and your new little one will be here before you know it. We are praying for you and can't wait to hear all about it! **Hoping that you have a quick and easy labor**