I just got back from my doctor's appointment....my usual 15 minute check up lasted like 2 hours today. My doctor said that the baby's heartbeat was irregular (fluctuating between really fast, to normal, then to really slow). So I was hooked up to a fetal heart monitor for 20 minutes, and then had an ultrasound to determine amniotic fluid levels. If the levels were low, my doctor was going to send me to Labor & Delivery to induce labor. I was pretty surprised!...the first thing that went through my mind was, "wow...have the baby today?!" Even though I've been eagerly anticipating her arrival, I was taken aback by what the doctor said. I guess when it comes down to it, you'll never be completely prepared (mentally, that is). Then the second thing that went through my mind was, "Aric has class tonight...so, no....an induction today is not a good idea." Yeah, call me practical or selfish or stupid...I don't care. Luckily the amniotic fluid level was fine, and they just scheduled me to go back in tomorrow morning for more monitoring. Aric's worried. I, on the other hand, think the monitor didn't get an accurate reading. The baby was quite active at the time, and moved around so much, that at times you'd lose the heartbeat reading completely. Perhaps I'm in denial. Hmmm. *shrug* Oh, I know I said that I'd keep the icky details to myself, so if you want to be spared the blood and gore, skip to the next paragraph.
My doctor also did a cervical examine. She said that I was dialated 1 cm. She took the liberty of separating the membrane from the cervix, which has now caused me to bleed a great deal, and to wear a pad. =/ I think my doctor's trying to speed things up. I just wished she'd take the time to explain everything to me. I've complained to Aric countless of times that my doctor, as esteemed and capable as she is, lacks 'people-skills'. She's always too busy to answer my questions, and the few times she did, she brushed it off as if to say that I'm worrying for nothing. After this baby, I'm switching OBs.

Anyhow, enough about that. Sue and I are getting together for dinner tonight since both our husbands are busy. I figure if anything should happen, I'm in pretty good hands, because Sue's also a doctor. =)

Random thought: I was just watching the Britney Spears video, "I'm A Slave 4 U". *yowza!* She's such a vixen! How old is she again?! She's hot!
Another random thought: Guys can't really comment on other guys like that..at least not straight guys. Why is that?

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