About Me

I am a proud wife and mother, and a born again Christian. I work from home as a writer while taking care of Miss N, our six-year-old, Miss M, our four-year-old and Miss C, our newest bundle of joy. Life is crazy but so much fun!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Appointment Update

Today was my next weekly appointment. The good news is that my blood pressure was fine, so no hospital trip. Yeah for that! Also, the doctor that creeps me out is not there for a while due to a personal emergency. That makes me feel sooooo much better, because there is no possibility that he could be the one in the delivery room.

However, the baby is breech and very big. The baby is measuring like 40-41 weeks. That puts her at 8 lbs 5 ounces. Those measurements can be off by a pound or so, but regardless, she will be close to 9-10 lbs when I am at my due date. So he doesn't really want to let me go that long, but the problem is that the baby is breech (head up). My doctor will not try to flip the baby, so if she is breech it will automatically mean a c-section. I'm not really afraid of a c-section, but I doubt that the doctor will want to schedule one early since there is always the chance that she could flip before I go into labor.

So anyways, please pray that she will flip before my appointment next week. If she has and there are signs that things are "starting" (you ladies will know that that means) then we can probably schedule an induction to avoid the possibility of having a 10 pound baby. Everything is ready (finally) so she can come at any point and we will be ready to go.

Many have asked if my dates could be wrong. With the miscarriage and all, I thought maybe, but he said that the early ultrasounds I had (5 weeks and 7 weeks) are accurate by as much as 3 days in predicting the due date. So chances are my dates are pretty good and this is just a big baby. Natalie was actually big for her gestational age, and she was 9 pounds when she reached her due date, so maybe I am just destined to grow big babies.

7 comments:

Shelly Kunets said...

9-10 POUNDS!!!!!!!!! WHOA!! I guess when you decide to have a baby, you really have a baby! =) I will for sure be praying this baby girl will flip so you can have her ASAP!!!

Laura said...

Wow! I hope you don't have to have a C section, but whatever is best for the baby, right!? Do you have a name picked out? Hope she comes soon, for your sake!!!

Marrena said...

There are exercises you can do to get the baby to turn on her own. You might ask my sister...she got one to turn using the exercises.

The Hall Family said...

Wow!!! I hope she turns...but do you really wanna birth a 10lb. baby?!?! j/k :D I'm sure your ready to get her out any way you can! Those last few weeks are the longest! Did he tell you when he would be doing the c-section if she hasn't turned? I hear that swimming helps them turn...I don't know if there's any truth to that, but there ya go...

MommaHarms said...

We'll be discussing options at my next apptoinment (next Tuesday). She was head down last week, so she just must like flipping around.

MommaHarms said...

Oh, and no, I don't want to birth a 10 pound baby! He will probably induce me after 38 weeks but she has to turn . . .

Tasha Via said...

Hey, I found your comment on Centsible Sawyers blog about CVS. You should check out www.moneysavingmom.com and scroll down a couple of inches on the left side and read CVS 101 and making CVS work for you. She explains step-by-step how to do the CVS game! I hope this works. Congratulations on the baby, how exciting!!
God Bless,
Tasha