This just in: Inside baby rains on midwife visit parade!

Visiting the doc/midwife twice a week is a lot of trips to the doc/midwife.  It feels like we are always either coming or going to an appointment.  I think this might be what parenthood is like … hmm.

Since traffic is at best unpredictable, and at worst positively maddening, we decided to leave nice and early for our 9:15am appointment so we could get some breakfast before the appointment.  On our way out on Thursday, we asked the folks at the front desk if they had any good breakfast places to recommend.  We were hoping for the inside scoop.  What we got was Burger King, Au Bon Pain, and Starbucks.  Um, thanks for the effort.  Amazingly, our internet worked for about 5 minutes this am.  During that time I hit Yelp and found Francesca’s Espresso Bar.  The good reviews were right on.  Great egg and cheese sandwiches.  But those weren’t the reason we went there.

Danielle dosed herself (and the little one) with some coffee and a cinnamon bun (very, very yummy I might add).  The drugs worked and during the non-stress test, the little one gave some great kicks, rolls, and general movements.  So great that at times the monitor has to be adjusted as baby had moved so much that the system couldn’t find him or her anymore.  Good job baby!  We also saw our first contraction on the fetal monitor.  Good job uterus!

And Danielle’s blood pressure was back in the great range – 124 over 70. Good job heart!   All this relaxing is apparently doing wonders.  Oh, and she’s not really relaxing that much.  I don’t think she’s good at it …

Ok, so it can’t all be good news.  The bad news was Danielle’s cervix is in no better condition for releasing the little one than it was last Thursday.  Bad job cervix!

Hmm, not much else to report.  Danielle’s home and I’m at work.  We’re out of Netflix movies, there is pretty much nothing on the 1,000 channels we pay for, our internet is still out, and the baby is still in. 

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