Thursday, October 23, 2008

39 Weeks And Running Out of Time!

I'm 2 cm dilated now and the baby has dropped a little to -2 station. I've been having a few cramps. So that's good news, a little more progress.

I have to go back to the doctor on Monday and we'll talk induction. Tuesday is my due date.

I really don't want the induction but the doctor keeps saying the baby is big and wants to induce before he gets even bigger. All he's doing is measuring the fundal height (tape measure to the belly). He's not feeling the baby or looking at the ultrasounds. I've gained 22 lbs.

The ultrasounds keep showing the baby in the 50% percentile, not big at all, just average. I'm a little frustrated because the fundal height could be bigger in part because I have a lot of amniotic fluid (high normal) according to the ultrasound.

The OB said that the ultrasounds could be up to 30% off so that doesn't mean anything. Well, the baby has measured on time or slightly behind at every single scan starting at 7 weeks. He's always been in the 50% range and that's been 5 different sonogram machines and 5 different techs.

The last scan Patches measured two days behind his Estimated Due Date and only 6 lbs 5 oz. That's only 7.5 to 8 lbs by my due date.

When I asked if we could do an Non Stress Test before we scheduled the induction, the OB said he wouldn't be the pregnancy police. But at the same time I think he's going to pressure us to schedule the induction. I understand not wanting to wait until I'm a week late but I want a few more days to get this baby out.

I have an appointment on Monday afternoon for acupuncture. I've been working the exercise ball and we went walking this afternoon at the mall. Maybe that will get something going!


Kiki said...

Don't let him try to pressure you into an induction. When Patches is ready, he will come!

Gena L said...

I heard Chinese food & some wink wink activity will get things started too!!!

Hang in there!

Stephanie said...

I hope that things get moving on their own so you don't need to be induced! I'm praying for Patches to pick his own birthday!

K & J said...

I have been thinking about you and I really REALLY hope that your doctor lets you go until the end of next week. I can't wait to meet Patches!

Hope you have a "productive" weekend!

Anonymous said...

I was scheduled to be induced 6 days after my due date. I didn't want to be induced either. So 2 days after my due date I went for a lonnnnng walk, made sure not to sit down at all, even when the BH contractions got pretty intense. I woke up at 3am in the beginnings of labor :) My little guy was here by 8:30pm that evening.

Good luck hon!

Kristin (kekis) said...

I am SO looking forward to seeing first pictures of your precious little angel! Take care & keep us posted.