Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I'm not sure who's heart was racing faster, the baby's or mine! I just got back home from the doctors appointment with T. We met near the hospital, and then got to wait a while in the office for her to see the Doctor along with many other VERY pregnant women (including one that they were sending down to Labor & Delivery when we arrived!). It actually was nice because it gave us some time to talk. We really do get along great and I think both feel pretty comfortable with each other. She joked about how much weight she has gained during the pregnancy and asked me some about our infertility journey. We talked about past jobs, her school plans, and our dogs! She was noticeably uncomfortable today, and was hoping to get news from the Dr. that she was delivering...tonight! Unfortunately for her, he didn't exactly say that. The office was completely cool about letting me go back with her in the exam room where the Dr. measured her tummy and then listened to the heartbeat. I was amazed at how quickly it was thumping! He then checked to see if she was dilated any, and reported that it looked like she wasn't quite ready for labor yet. So far the little guy is still head down and everything looks good. They scheduled her for another appointment next week barring that she doesn't go into labor before then. I was able to get home a little earlier than I would had I gone to work, and Jordan and I are excited about taking our friends the Daniels dinner tonight and visiting their new twins! Tomorrow we will meet back up at the agency to go over the hospital and openness plans with T and her mom. This is where we will talk about what will happen at the hospital, what the relinquishment ceremony will look like, and our hopes for our relashionship after the birth.