Week 38…

I am almost at the end of my 38th week–tomorrow will be the last day and TH will begin week 39. I can’t believe how fast this has gone, yet there have been days when I didn’t think the end would EVER come! πŸ™‚ I had my OB appointment yesterday (Mon) and am dilated to 2 cm!! I’m also effacing, which is a good thing as well. The baby’s head is down where it needs to be, and everything seems to be going as planned. The doctor feels the baby is about 9 lbs now and is very concerned about letting her stay inside until my due date, which is March 30. He mentioned that my pelvis is tight, and he’s afraid that with a big baby there may not be room even now for her to come out naturally, making my chances for a c-section greater. Because our goal is NOT to have c-section he has recommended that if she’s not here by next Wed (the 25th) that I get induced. This freaked me out a bit, but after talking with him more and having my questions answered I see that this is the best decision for us. I really want to avoid a c-section, and this seems to be the best way to go about doing it. So, my understanding is that if I’ve not given birth by the 25th I’ll go in, take 1/4 of a pill (can’t remember the name) that will start the laboring process. This pill releases the same chemical that my body would naturally release to start labor. It’s not petocin…darn it! Why can’t I remember? I’m OK with all of this. At first I wasn’t, but after thinking and praying I am becoming more and more at peace with it. I do pray that this baby comes naturally on her own time before Wed., but am thankful for a doctor who is looking out for both the baby and myself and wants to help me be successful in delivering naturally and not via c-section. I would ask that you pray with me (and David too!) that this baby comes before next week. Although, if you’re my friend S you are OK with the baby being here on the 26th! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’ll see what I can do S! πŸ™‚

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