and she's turned herself around....
We had another doctor's visit today. Firstly, my belly was measuring 34 cm. which is great because I am at 34 weeks! (If you remember last week, it was a week behind). Her heartrate was 144 which has been about the average lately when I calculate it myself. The best news is that she has flipped herself head down! We were talking to the doctor trying to set an actual time and date for the amnio. and he said he would really like to look and see if she was head up or head down. We stepped into the sonogram room and sure enough, she had turned herself! Again I was able to watch her breathe! I asked the doctor if it was possible to feel her breathing. He said that she is so big now that it is most certainly possible! I have been feeling her breathe a few times a day! It is just amazing. Seeing her breath is actually a promising sign that her lungs are developing correctly and she will be ready by August the 8th.
So, we have been scheduled for an amnio. on August 8, at 9:00 AM. They will likely get the results within and hour of that time. If the chemical levels look good, they will induce (or do a c-section if she flips again! They will be able to determine that during the amnio.) shortly afterwards. He says he thinks things will go fast and he will probably be able to get her here that day. If she is born a day later, that is okay too. That would put her birthday halfway between Daddy's and Mommy's birthdays.
We hope all of you are doing well! Please continue to pray for the health of Jesstine and I as we try and get through these last three weeks and two days!
Lacie, Stephen and Jesstine