Monday, October 13, 2008
Baby Leff and the "ATC"
It seems as though Baby Leff is following the "ATC" (Aaron Time Conversion) as coined by our good friends, Chris and Tricia. The ATC refers to Aaron's optimistic view of of how fast things can happen, or how long things will take. Aaron commonly will say something will take "...only 'X' minutes (or hours)," when the referenced task actually takes much longer! This will sometimes result in us running late for casual get togethers. Following after her father, Baby Leff has decided to keep us all waiting by letting her due date of the 12th come and go.
I am now 40 weeks and 1 day pregnant with still not the slightest sign of a contraction. I find myself wishing for contractions to start and then quickly remind myself of the pain which will accompany them! Nevertheless, I am desperately hoping for her to make her appearance, albeit fashionably late, by this weekend!
Today we went to the hospital for a "non-stress test". Because I am overdue, they want to monitor the baby twice a week to make sure she is still happy and healthy. They hooked me up to a couple monitors to check the baby's heart rate and also monitor me for any contractions. Her heart rate was perfect and she was nice and active, which they like to see. No contractions showed up on the monitor. They also did an ultrasound to check the level of amniotic fluid, which was also fine. The nursing staff was friendly, knowledgable and very experienced which made us feel really comfortable. The nurse that did the non-stress test also teaches at Sacramento State University.
So all in all, Baby Leff is doing great and doesnt seem to be in any hurry to come meet her Mom & Dad!