I had the first appointment at my new OB practice this morning. Dr. Craft is going with the due date from my first ultrasound (12/26) instead of the one we get from The Wheel (12/17) or Dr. Averill's compromise (12/24), but he seemed marginally open to the idea of inducing before the end of the year IF I'm already showing signs of labor (gee, thanks).
My BP was back to normal this week (oh, and yesterday morning my ankles were not swollen for like an hour!) so I don't think I am in danger of preeclempsia. Little Annabelle/Joaquin's heart rate was good and the abdominal measurement wasn't noteworthy; the doctor and nurse didn't share the specifics and I didn't ask. I forgot to ask what direction the baby was positioned, but I'm pretty sure the lumps at the top of my belly are feet. I got the Group B Strep test (no big deal) and while Dr. Craft was in the neighborhood he checked my cervix (closed for business, further dashing my hopes of an early delivery). I'm trying to be patient and prepare for the long haul, which means I can put off packing my hospital bag and doing the baby's laundry. I think I'll bake something instead.
I do hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and eat lots of pie!