I went yesterday afternoon for my weekly checkup with my regular OB and then we had our last appointment with our specialist.
At the OB we hadn't had any more progress from Friday. Still at 1 cm and 50% effaced.
We went to the specialist to get an estimated weight and length on little miss and boy were we surprised. Are you ready for this?? At 38 weeks, 4 days she's estimated to weigh...
8 pounds 2 ounces!!
And is estimated to be 20 inches long. 20 inches. 8+ pounds. Whoa.
My specialist has recommended that we induce on Monday. I have to go through my OB though and let her make the final decision. I called this afternoon over to my OB's office to see if my doctor heard the latest. When I spoke to the nurse I let her know that I would be 39 weeks on Saturday and that the baby was weighing 8 lb 2 oz. Her response? "Oh geez! When do you see the doctor again?" I told her not until next Thursday. Her response? "Oh no no no. You need to come in sooner than that. Be here Monday at 10am."
So we meet with my OB at 10 am Monday where I guess she'll make some kind of decision. I'm not sure how I feel about being induced as I've heard some major horror stories. I also know that when you induce you run the risk of having to get a c-section if things don't progress. However, I also know that if the baby gets too big, there's a possibility I can't have her. The main thing is that she's healthy (obviously), so whatever my doctor thinks is best is what I will go with.
I do know, though, that I've had period-like cramps since 5:30 this morning with irregular contractions all day. So maybe she's on her way out...maybe. Nothing has been consistent. They told me when they are a consistent 5-10 minutes apart for an hour that I needed to call. So still just monitoring.
On another note...check out my chunky monkey!!
I cannot wait to kiss those sweet little cheeks!!!! Little miss is so cramped in there. She literally has like no room to move. Perhaps she'll get tired of her cramped quarters sooner rather than later.