The Verdict

6 Nov

First off I’ll start by saying that we (yet again) successfully had Henry’s team over for dinner Monday night.  This time it was only 12 people as the wives didn’t come and the 2 Germans flew in late, however Henry’s boss from the US was here so it was nice catching him up on our life here in Switzerland.

Again Henry and I did the grocery shopping and the guys cooked and cleaned; I just made individual apple crisps for dessert.  It was a lot of fun…and to top it off the Belgiums brought me some beer and Belgium chocolates!

Now back to the big news of the week (but not the biggest!).

I had my appointment yesterday afternoon with Dr. S.  All my blood levels from last Friday have improved, however he gave me another iron shot just to boost my levels, which will actually help me post delivery as well.

My weight gain: -1 lb ( so like Thomas’ pregnancy, I’ve hit the point that I’m losing the     weight rather than gaining it.) Total – somewhere around 13 lbs

BP: 115/80 so a little high for me but nothing too concerning

Baby’s HR: High 130s

Baby’s weight: 2.4 kg or 5 1/4 lbs

So this was our red flag this week and what we have been watching closely, especially for the past few weeks.  Just in the past 3 appointments baby girl has gone from the 46% with weight down to between the 14-17% (he did all the measurements twice).  With this being said, she’s stopped growing in the womb and therefore needs to come out early.  He did the doppler of both the umbilical cord and the brain and the blood flow is excellent so the baby is still thriving and it isn’t urgent to get her out (like yesterday urgent).  We had the choice of either Thursday or Saturday (his hospital days) and I opted for Saturday morning just because I’d like to get the boys through the week and get any loose ends finalized.

It’s a bit strange to pick a due date and I have to admit that I’m a lot of bit nervous…I mean how am I going to sleep Friday night??  I’ve also been praying that she’s healthy and that everything goes as planned – at least she’ll be 37 weeks 4 days, only 6 days earlier than Henry was born.

So unless something happens between now and then or we decide to have another baby; I may never know what it’s like to go into ‘real’ labor.  I’ve been induced with both so far.

Here’s a current pic of the belly – we’ll just have to wait and see how big she really is.

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37 weeks 1 day

 

2 1/2 more days until we meet our little girl!!!

 

 

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3 Responses to “The Verdict”

  1. Cheri November 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    So exciting and actually kind of nice to know when the little one is coming. I do want to know though… where do you keep that baby… I can’t believe you barely look pregnant. Good Luck Tara Joy and we are thinking of you… I am sure the boys will be SO excited to see their little sister too.

  2. Heather November 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    All will be well with Baby #3; I just know it. It sounds like your doctor has been keeping really good tabs on you so I’m sure he knows what’s best. I can’t believe she’ll be here this weekend! And as Cheri said above, you look fabulous Tara. You’re glowing 🙂 Enjoy the next few days and we’ll be waiting patiently to hear the news!

  3. Jen November 7, 2013 at 2:14 am #

    We will be thinking about you and sending many prayers your way!! So excited to see pictures and hear all about your sweet little girl.

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