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Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Good News, Good Day!

Well, my blood pressure was a little elevated this morning just because of nerves. Here's what happened..... (God is so good)

My fluid is now 17.5! Heart rate is 151. Baby is squirmy and passed the NST. Cervix is almost 4cm and still 100% effaced. Baby is lower than last week.

When the nurse practitioner, Sue, wanted to discuss my elevated BP we explained why I was so anxious this morning. Then she wanted to know why we were under the impression that I'd be scheduled for an induction. Richie and I, totally baffled, looked at one another in total confusion. I explained to her all the things that the doctor had told us.....diabetic=big baby=induction=c-section, that diabetic mom+39 weeks=increased risk of stillbirth. She looked confused and told us this....

You and that baby are perfectly healthy. Your baby isn't too big, it's just the right size; you're not putting on weight even though you're retaining water. You do not have pre-eclampsia and all your lab work comes back perfect. You're no longer spilling ketones. Your blood pressure is a little high, but with the nerves that's to be expected. Your blood sugar numbers are good, well maintained and stable. She told us that stillbirth was only a concern if mom had high, irregular and unstable sugar numbers. She said, "There is NO medical reason to induce you before 40 weeks."

Praise God!!! I canNOT tell you how relieved I was to hear that they weren't going to try to schedule an induction. I've been struggling with this spiritually as well as physically and emotionally. I'm just glad that my health is finally being recognized, my efforts are being recognized and that they are finally letting my body do what it's designed to do---make a baby! She was very surprised to see me, though. She was just sure that stripping my membranes and the acupuncture would have sent me into labor. LOL Oh how my body defies ALL odds and norms. LOL

I'll keep doing all my natural things, prepping my body so that IF they do need to induce me in a week my body will be ripened and prepared for whatever they have for me. :) I'm just glad to have that worry and anxiety relieved.

Now to enjoy the last few days of my baby squirming inside my belly....to enjoy quite time with Richie....to enjoy sleeping in, hot baths, and naps whenever I want them.

Very good news!
dannie   Saturday, April 9, 2011
So good to hear, Ashley! I've always found that when I let my desires and concerns be known, yet manage to let go of the outcome and trust god, it's always an amazing outcome! Hoping the best for the three of you!
pegi   Saturday, April 9, 2011
Spike   Saturday, April 9, 2011
Good news! Sounds like you've released alot of that anxiety. I'm thinking good thoughts for you.
Carol   Saturday, April 9, 2011
SallyPants   Saturday, April 9, 2011
Love THAT!
Angi   Saturday, April 9, 2011
Trying to come up with another positive exclamation......how about AWESOME!
sandd   Saturday, April 9, 2011
trusting the process...nice work :) i'm trying to do the same!!
holland koenigs   Saturday, April 9, 2011
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