Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Progress

Had my 36wk appt today and we got another U/S. Baby is measuring 38-39weeks based on head/body/legs and est wt is 7lb12oz and I'm only 36w2d, just a little freaked out by how big he is, but happy he's healthy and doing well. I'm starting to retain alot of fluid, gaining alot of weight really quickly which hasn't happened at all during this preg until now. My BP and urine test were fine, but I'm worried about it still. OB said we need to just start "thinking" about what we might want to do if he doesn't come before 38 weeks or so. I want a vag delivery, but not sure if I want to deal with the possibility of alot of tearing. OB says his main concern is him getting stuck b/c of his shoulders. I was checked today and I'm already 80% effaced and he's completely engaged, not dilated yet, but he said it should be coming soon since he's so far down. I think I'm going to wait until my next appt on Mon see how I'm progressing and probably wait until 38wk before even considering induction or scheduling a c-section. I just want him to get here safely. Not really sure what to do at this point.  I'm already starting to have alot of Braxton hicks, nothing painful though. 

Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated.  Just for a figure Rob was a c-section and weighed well over 10lbs at 39weeks.  Sometimes even the est of wt is actually lower than the "real" figure, but he could weigh less too.

8 comments:

  1. What did your OB say? Does she want to induce?

    You might try acupressure points if you want to start labor or maybe even go to an acupuncturist. I've heard amazing stories of how much this actually can work.

    I'm on my first, so I can't really offer any ral advice. I'd probably be totally freaked at this point since I do not want a c-section at all! ah!! Keep us posted.

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  2. WOW I can't believe you are so close!!!! I have no words of wisdom, but I'll be thinking of you over the next week or so! Can't wait to see your little guy!!! (((HUGS)))

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  3. they told me that Caroline was 7 1/2 lbs at my 38 week check up and that she'd be around 8 at delivery. she was almost 9lbs :) she was also my second born. Elizabeth was about the same, 7 1/2 at my 37/38 week check up and my OB was worried I wouldn't be able to deliver her vaginally but she ended up being 8lbs 2oz. Sometimes it seems like they scare us unnecessarily

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  4. Wow, he's a big boy! Will be excited to see what happens at 38 weeks. Hope he comes early!

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  5. If you really want a vaginal delivery, there's nothing wrong with waiting to see what happens. A lot could happen very, very quickly!

    The u/s size could be off, too. I was 36 1/2 weeks and had an u/s the day before I had my baby. The u/s said 7bs 11oz and she was born at 6lb 13oz.

    You're so close! I'm hoping you aren't anywhere that's had to deal with this nasty heat. Hang in there!

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  6. Wow you're cooking a big baby!!! Fat babies are the CUTEST :)

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  7. Glad to hear baby is healthy and wish you luck in the home stretch! :)

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