My to-do list is looking decidedly undaunting all of a sudden. Perhaps it's because of this that I feel as if I've hit a bit of a wall the last few days. I think I'm starting to recover - I suspect I just need a couple of afternoon naps.

There is no news. Surprise Baby still looks fine at 39w2d and is even back in an optimal position, after a brief flirt with a posterior presentation last week. BOB advises that the risks of induction are lower for women with a proven record of vaginal delivery, which is heartening, although he is still inclined to wait it out til after 41 weeks to give things a chance to start off on their own - all other things being equal, of course. Then (as long as conditions look favourable) he'd probably start with stretches and sweeps and the like before moving on to anything more serious, or keep waiting til 42 weeks, whichever we prefer/seems appropriate at the time. I think stretches and sweeps from 41+ weeks under favourable conditions sounds fine based on our discussion today. So that's where we're at. Current plan is two more weeks for things to hurry themselves along, and then we start nudging. If we get to that point. I'll keep you posted.

For those who follow Prata Baby there is a new post up there, too. Behind the password as it discusses infertility stories of friends who have not given permission to be publicly blogged about.


5 Comments

Vee said...

Sounds like a good plan. It's very exciting to think it could happen any day now. I do hope you manage to get some naps in before the arrival though, you have certainly had some hectic few weeks.

My Reality said...

I hope you won't have to worry about an induction because the Surprise Baby decides to do things before then.

Betty M said...

Are you doing all that stuff like walking up big hills, sitting on balls, unusual foods, sex etc to hurry things along? I never know whether any of that ever did more than uptake anyone's mind off things but you never know.

Lut C. said...

I really hope you don't have to wait all that long and that everything goes smoothly.

SassyMama said...

I'm glad to hear Surprise Baby has turned and you have a good plan in place. I'm hoping to hear a birth announcement soon...:)

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