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...