Thursday, April 03, 2008

A guessing game

Things have been rather exciting for the Arnold family the past 24 hours. Yesterday morning I went into my weekly appointment and was told there was not really any progress. No big deal - I'm only 37 weeks. Over the weekend I switched to injecting myself with Heparin (due to its shorter life span than the Lovenox I have been on). It was a major hassle to get the Heparin and three pharmacies later I had enough Heparin to get me through tomorrow. I told my doc and he started to have his nurse look into things. They called me yesterday afternoon and said that they could not find Heparin anywhere and that after consulting with a maternal-fetal specialist, they decided we should have the baby.

Fast forward to this morning. Forrest and I went to the hospital to have an amnio to check on baby's lung maturity. They monitored me for over an hour to make sure everything was fine and then sent me home. Forrest and I ran some errands and received a call saying baby's lungs are mature and that we are "on call" with the hospital. As soon as the hospital is ready for me, I will go in tonight to begin thinning my cervix and then tomorrow morning they will induce me.

Now, onto the guessing game. We already know that we are having a boy - so make a guess about the time, length, and weight and the winner will get some sort of fabulous prize!


Hannah said...

Ooh, I love these games! My guess is 6# 12oz, 20in long, and 8:30pm friday night!

Hannah N

Hannah said...

Oooh... me too, I love them too! I guess little "Merrick Alvis Arnold" will be 6 pounds 15 ounces and 20 1/4 inches long.

We are praying for you. Remember, once that baby comes you can order anything you want from the hospital cafeteria... don't just stick to the menu items. Oh, and I wanted gatorade-type things when I was on the pictocin, just a thought.

Good luck. We love you and can't wait for the call/email/text/blog post... whatever it will be!!!

Hannah said...

oh yeah, time... I will guess 6:16 p.m. (in honor of Gracie)

Marisa Coleman said...

I say 3:42 pm friday. 6lbs, 13 oz and 19 1/2". And I say the name will be Triton Alvis Forbes after Ariel's dad king in the little mermaid (I just got back from Disneyland). =)
Good luck - kiss his misshapen little head for me!

Andrea said...

Let's see took me 13 hours on pit to deliver so I say 7:50 tonight (Friday) and 6lb 7oz and 19"-but maybe he's already here!