Having not really thought about it, nor having been told that the first test they send out could show the lung maturity to be "borderline" we were a bit taken aback to hear that news today. However, I suppose it makes sense that there has to be some grey area when testing for such a specific and important detail. At least we know her lungs are not underdeveloped - so that is good news (no steroids needed). Now we wait for the second test which involves the Amnio being sent to Utah. Crazy huh?
To explain more clearly, two tests are done for lung maturity. The first test is done fairly quickly and if it is positive then they don't need to bother with the second test. So, in Gwen's case, they will be sending in the second test since the first one only reported a "borderline" result.
So, we are now told that "realistically" it will be Tuesday before results are in, which means Tuesday night would be the start of the induction, IF the results are postive. Perhaps she will be honoring her Irish heritage on my "Sammon" side of the family and be a St. Patrick's Day baby (Bob, you may have called it)!
If they cannot be sure her lungs are ready, then Thursday is the day, 37 weeks is the magic number, somehow they are sure her lungs will be "done" by then.
This whole thing is just crazy.