Hey guys–I’ve been lurking around for a while and not talking much but the last few days I’ve had some time and spent time reading posts and actually commenting a little and I forgot how much I miss you guys! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New year! I’ve gotten a couple of PMs from folks who remember that I’m due to have a baby soon so I thought I’d give an update.
It’s a boy (which is very exciting since my 4 yr old is a girl) and he’s due Jan. 28th. I have consistently measured 3 weeks further along than my due date so last Friday they decided to do an estimated fetal weight ultrasound to see if he’s just big and to make sure that everything is okay. Well, I apparently have an affinity for moose babies b/c they estimate that he is 8 lbs 3 ozs (last Friday) and I was just hitting 26 weeks the next day. They did tell me they could be a pound off and when I started to assume he was only 7.3, they reminded me that he could also be 9.3!! LOL!! They want to repeat the ultrasound next week to get an average of how much weight he is gaining per week (should be between a half a pound and a pound) and if he has reached the 10lb mark then they will definately induce and possible offer me an elective C-section. I’m not one for major intervention and I know we have a lot of folks on here that are very pro natural birth but I assure you guys that I have no doubt they are making decisions in our best interest. I almost was forced to have a “C” w/ Julia after 23 hours of labor b/c things weren’t really progressing well and I was almost to physically exhausted to continue. My water had broken the previous day (not leak I tell you…gush) and we both were running a fever. I don’t want to go through all of that again so I will definately let them induce–the “c” I haven’t made up my mind about yet. So I’m doing well–a little nervous and VERY ready to loose the insane amount of weight I’ve gained–I can’t wait to see my little boy. We had a 4D ultrasound a few weeks back and it was awesome–we know he has hair and a nose that looks remarkably like dh’s already. We could also see that he got dh’s gene for having the second toe longer than the first! Anyway–thanks to you guys who have asked about me and yes, I’m still around–just lurking more than talking!