Thursday, October 8, 2009

36 weeks....

I had my appointment this morning following up on my ultrasound from yesterday and my normal weekly appt. She was not concerned with his weight right now, which is good but I am, lol! She said that he weighed 6 pounds 10 oz! The u/s tech mentioned he was almost 7 pounds. My ob did say that these u/s can be off under or over, so at the same time, who knows how big he is!

Good thing is he is still head down and in position. She could feel his head (and mentioned it was right on my bladder but I could have already told you that!) Another good thing was that his fluid was good! It was under 10 but still at a good amount! YAY!

That was the good news, but I left really confused. I asked questions but once I left I had 799 more. Basically, she said that the baby might not fit through the birth canal. I am right on the cusp and the only way to know if he will fit is when I am in labor. This worries me for several reasons. The first one is obvious--the whole possibility of a c-section. Then, what if I go through 20 hours of labor to find out that the baby is in distress or doesn't fit and now I need an emergency c-section. Maybe none of this will be needed and I plan to talk to her more in-depth about it next week, but I am uneasy not knowing the final outcome. I am too much of a planner to not know but IF I HAVE to have a c-section, I have to mentally prepare myself for that. I did not feel like she steered me towards either but I am sure it depends on his size as well. If he is going to be 8+ pounds, it's going to be more difficult than if he was 7, which we already know he is near. It is a wait and see kind of thing, and I am just not happy about that. I can't change what my body can and cannot do, and I have to accept that. I also have to accept that I can't plan everything!

The whole surgery while I am awake freaks me out. Granted women do it everyday, but at the same time there are other things that can come into play. Plus, this was not part of my plan. I guess it really goes to show you how much you try to plan, things can always change. First lesson in being a parent, lol!

So, here I am again, waiting. :) What I do need to focus on is that I get to meet my baby soon!

On the nursery front, I am ALMOST done (talk about cutting it close!) I finally ordered the fabric and it should be here any day. I ordered something else too and one these two things are up and ready to go, his room will be done!

Today marks less than 27 days till my due date! Yipeeeee!

7 comments:

Katie said...

First, I can't believe how close you are! Second, It's good that your doctor at least told you about her concerns of him fitting. I'm sure he will, but I would definitely recommend you research and prepare yourself for an emergency c-section. That is something I really wish I would have done, but I didn't want to jinx anything and I just knew I wasn't going to have one...I was a bit wrong. Just know that the most important thing is that you and baby both come out of it happy and healthy! I'm so excited for you!

Jennelle said...

Amy, I'm sorry you left confused. :( Hopefully your doctor will know more next week when you visit. Can't wait to see the finished nursery!

Sarah said...

Yea, all the waiting and not-knowing would drive me nuts, too. Hopefully you don't have much longer, and hopefully little Brady can make his appearance into the world according to your ideal plan :)

a little twig birdhouse said...

Yay, you are almost there and get to meet your little man!! The whole "V" birth or C-section, which will it be???, is such a concern of mine too. I hope your labor is smooth, easy, and exactly what you are hoping for!

Mary said...

Amy, I'm just now reading your last few. First of all, Brady is a great name! Nice and normal, but not too common-love it:) Second-I really hope you make it tomorrow night so I can see you before you give birth! I haven't seen you since Brady was just a cluster of cells back at your GNO in Feb.

About the c-section-I don't know what to say. It must be scary not knowing what will happen and having to wait until labor to know. I can't believe 8lb is entering c-section territory, but what do I know?

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

I hate when they wont just tell you. My dr. plays the same role..she will only tell me soo much info and leaves me hanging on the rest. I want to know when I will have this baby and how. Tucker is measuring big also so I bet I am close to 7 lbs next week also...scary! We are going to have huge babies on our hands now

Meredith said...

I also agree that I'd research C-Sections. It would make me so much more comfortable knowing what to expect going into it.

I'd also want to know from my doctor what would influence her decision for a c-section--i.e. would she make that recommendation after 6 hours, or more like 20? Is there anything else other than non-progression that would influence it?