We’re in a bit of a collective freak-out at the moment. We went in for our usual “non-stress” test and Biophysical profile (ultrasound) today. The BPP score was a 4 out of 8. They didn’t see sufficient movement, nor fetal breathing. (I wish we’d had the other ultrasound technician.) So, even though our non-stress test was fine, the doctor feels like the baby is now in a “better out than in” place. So, we’ve got an appointment at the hospital for 5:00 this evening. The midwife will join us to administer cervadil — a cervix “ripening” agent. Carolyn was checked today, and for you number geeks, she’s not dilated (0 cm), somewhat effaced (we didn’t get a percentage) and the station is between 0 and +1. The ultrasound weight estimate was 6 lbs, 4 oz.
We’ve called the Doula and she said not to expect anything to happen tonight. Give her a call when the real action begins 😉 This feels like the start of a path that we didn’t want to go down. We wanted to wait until labor started on its own. We wanted a gradual build-up of the contractions to make the process more manageable (w/o pain medication.) Instead, well, you see above what. We’ll both be taking laptops to the hospital, but have no idea if there will be a connection there we can use. I’ll keep this updated best I can.