The NST was no biggie and the little man passed with flying colors. It still sucks donkey nuts that I have to do this weekly until the baby is born (so, 5-8 more weeks....that's both incredibly CLOSE and impossible FAR away). We'll do a growth scan in about 4 weeks or so to see if he's normal size or mutant. If mutant, then we'll schedule an induction or C-section (I guess that depends on just how mutant, and/or his position) at 39 weeks. I asked if we could move it up one week, if it's required at all, in consideration of the one and only silver lining: convenience in scheduling. See, I went into labor with Jackson in the 38th week. And we're all fairly well convinced that is likely to happen again. But if the C-section in particular is deemed necessary, I would prefer to know the day and time to make arranging childcare for Jackson much simpler. Otherwise, if I go into labor spontaneously before 39 weeks, we'd have an unscheduled C-section and lose that one and only benefit. Plus, who the hell wants an unscheduled C-section if a scheduled one can be arranged (when medically necessary, mind you). But alas, our hospital does not permit scheduling such procedures prior to 39 weeks as a matter of policy. Boo. I'm not trying to pull a celebrity trick here, just trying to make the best of a potential, undesirable situation. But there is a reasonably good chance that the wombfruit will not grow too big or ripen too fast, and we can just wait for natural labor to kick in and be on our merry, unscheduled way. So I'm working on devising Plans A, B, and C for lining up minders for Jackson when it's go-time. Fun.