Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Doctor's appointment update

I do have to admit I am bummed.  I had wishful thinking that I would get to induce early!  I have BARELY progressed any - 2-3 cm dilated and 60% effaced.  I'm still sitting at 7 lbs gained...I'm pleased with that.  I had an ultrasound today and the kid is just so big you could barely see him on the screen.  Honestly, the pictures are a little scary...he looks weird (lol).  His nose looks strange...actually huge.  He was sucking on his hand.  We saw his little feet up by his head and his little toes wiggling.  It was cool. 


He is measuring 7 pounds and 11 oz.  ALREADY!  An EIGHT pounder! 

Dr. S came in and said, "How are you and your 8 lb baby?"  I was like I KNOW!!!  I asked about being induced and he said he cannot induce until 39 weeks without a medical reason...I said, "Even though he is going to be 10 lbs!"  He just kind of laughed and shrugged his shoulders.  The hospital that I am delivering at is pretty strict about inducing before 39 weeks.  Sooooo, I asked him if I should move hospitals.  lol. 

He says Dawson will gain about a half a pound a week so he thinks maybe 9 lbs.  Sigh and ouch.

He did some stripping of my membranes...OUCH, btw, so maybe that will help since I am a little bit dilated and effaced?  I hope so.

I so fell into the mindset that I would get to go early...lol...yeah right, I am now one of those women who SWEAR they are going to go into labor and they are practially 10 cm and 100% effaced for like a month.  LOL.  Oh well, Dawson looked good and he is healthy so I have nothing to complain about.  I will be uncomfortable for a few more weeks and then it will be his perfect time to come.

My next appointment is next Tuesday (in the morning). 

Anyway...here is a 37 week belly shot from me...


4 comments:

Ashley said...

I know I have commented on this before, but 7 POUNDS!?!?!?!?! Are you KIDDING ME? Just think you will way less when you leave the hospital than you did before you got pregnant! SO JEALOUS! But, I know you were really sick and I'm sorry for that part. I always think that ultrasound pics are a little creepy and never look like what the baby actually looks like!

PS: I weighed 10 pounds and 7 ounces and my mother was 18. Can you IMAGINE? Hello c-section!

Ashley said...

I meant WEIGH! Geez!

Mandy Babb said...

Wow! He will be big! That pic is so cute though, his little nose is adorable!!

Mindee said...

Take some belly shots in the next couple of days.. Not that you have to show them to all of us, but when Dawson is 2 or 3 its nuts to look back and see just how big ur belly was!! I have have some that I don't dare show anyone because of the "love marks" but I love to look back at them...