Baby's heartrate: 128-162
Uterine activity: very little
Overall, it was an excellent appointment! The only excitement came at the beginning when Baby B refused to stay on the monitors. He was insanely active; jumping, jabbing, swimming, punching. In all 35+ weeks, I've never seen this child so active. The nurse and I chalked it up to 'Shark Week' on the Discovery Channel; I had it on during the appointment and I think Baby B really likes creatures from the deep. Clearly I'm going to have to monitor what this child watches more carefully.
The nurses were also kind enough to give me the 'Labor Lecture;' i.e. what to watch out for, what to do, when to call the doctor. I appreciated all of the info, although the thought of actually having a child is completely surreal to me right now.
In other news, house arrest - oops, I mean bed rest - ends this Saturday. I'm trying to figure out what I should do first with my new-found freedom. I'm thinking...hiking? (I just wrote that to freak out my mom.) Kidding, kidding. I'm sure we'll stay close to home. Although I do have this strange feeling that Emma will know I'm in labor well before I do. She's a rather intuitive little cat.
Okay, "Surviving a Shark Attack" is on right now. I need to tune in, just case we ever find ourselves as a family vacationing in warm waters. Did you know 85% of shark attacks happen in less than 5 feet of water? Knowledge is power, friends.