Thursday, March 11, 2010

38weeks exactly

All is quiet and well on the Ishkabibble front. BPP this morning was combined with an estimate of fetal weight, and we're up to 6 pounds 12 ounces now, the 53rd percentile. Fluid levels, fetal movement and all other BPP criteria look great. Ishka was making sucking motions with his jaw this morning, and she's turned to look backwards past my right hip now. The u/s tech thinks Ishka is a bit lower in my pelvis than last week. I think I agree, since I've felt some crampiness and weight very low in the last few days. At the same time, the office receptionist thought my belly looked higher today than it did yesterday. There's a foot strategically positioned below each side of my rib cage, as though Ishka is preparing to push off for a hasty exit.

Mexican food and a 75 minute walk didn't do a thing for starting labor last night. I was too tired for romance by the time I got home, so maybe we'll take that approach this evening.

2 comments:

BB said...

You are so so close!!! I have heard that pineapple can help as well (the same thing that supposedly helps implantation). Have fun this weekend! :)

mekate said...

I'm all for the romance,
and for the quick and safe exit.

Thinking of you! how exciting! it must be so weird to know this is about to happen but no idea when or exactly how it will come about and announce itself!

sending love,
xox
kate