I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon- the only one so far Chase hasn't been able to come to. It'll be weird not having him there but really I spend less than 5 minutes with the Doctor at these monthly visits, so he's not missing much.
The appointments go like this: Doctor: "Hi! Everything OK?" Me: "Yep" Doctor: "Great". She'll use the doppler- find the heart beat for a few seconds- then we're done. That's about it. Oh yeah, I have to pee in a cup at the beginning too.
I'm not quite sure when to tell the OB that I don't want an epidural. I just feel like she may think I'm a little crazy- and I may be. I might tell her today or maybe next time. If figure now is better than waiting until I'm in labor and dropping that little surprise in her lap. I've forced Chase to watch "Baby's First Day" on TLC> this program only shows labor to birth and then a little blurb of family a week after. Chase now thinks birth's with epidurals are boring and he supports my decision to labor without meds. He told me he wants me to scream at him and yell and "have my head spin around". LOL.
Here's what "Sprout" is up to:
Sprout is now more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango) . Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing. We're getting to the point where Sprout is considered a "viable" fetus. 23 weeks is still pretty early to survive but it is possible. Wikipedia tells me
"According to data years 2003-2005, 20 to 35 percent of babies born at 23 weeks of gestation survive, while 50 to 70 percent of babies born at 24 to 25 weeks, and more than 90 percent born at 26 to 27 weeks, survive. " ] .
Here's me this AM:
|Kaiser felt left out.|