Friday, September 11, 2009

Preggy news

That's me!
37 weeks and 4 days
with the ready to go for the hospital bag in the background...

Me to the doctor this morning:
" So how accurate is the weight estimate you gave me last week?"
(At my appointment last week,
I had an ultrasound that estimated the baby around 7 1/2 pounds...
That was 36 weeks and 4 days.)

The Doc:
"Pretty accurate.
Are you getting a little nervous?
(flipping through my chart and checking the weight estimate)
Yeah this baby already 8 pounds...
How do you feel about induction?

" Well obviously I would rather go on my own,
but give me another week and I will change my mind..."

The doc:
"The good news is that this is your 4th baby so it shouldn't be a problem..."

I am still a little concerned...
I have been walking two miles a day for the last week
in the hopes of getting things moving,
but obviously this baby has a mind of its own!

The good news is that I lost another 2 pounds (don't ask me how!),
that I am dilated to about a 2cm and 80% effaced.

So hopefully once things get moving it won't be long...

Wish me luck!


the emily said...

wow, that's great! have him strip your membranes next week. the two miles will put you into labor within a day, i can almost guarantee it.

Emilie Ahern said...

You look marvelous!
I have been induced both times and it went well, although I don't have anything else to compare it to!
I am waiting on pins and needles to find out the gender!!!
Praying for a safe and easy (fingers crossed) delivery!

Dana said...

It's coming so soon! Good luck!!!