Bumpdate: 37 Weeks (baby is coming early!)

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How far along: 489 Weeks (but my doctor tells me it’s only been 37 weeks)

BIG NEWS people!! Baby Mac will be making his debut earlier than we thought!

Due to his massive size our baby will celebrate a birthday on September 9!

Yep, that’s right! I’m scheduled for a C-section in less than two weeks! 

It’s been a long week. Due to his large size, my doctor ordered that I go back in for the 3-hour gestational diabetes test. (even though I passed the first hour long test back in June) They just really wanted to rule out the fear that I could have developed GD later in pregnancy. So yesterday morning was a fun morning of four blood draws every hour after fasting for 12 hours! I passed with flying colors. He’s just a very large baby. 

Today I got another Non Stress Test that came back great. But the decision remains. This baby will be safer during a C-Section delivery than coming out the old natural way.

And I am 100% okay with that. Relieved even.

After hearing about all the terrible things that can happen with Shoulder Dystocia (nerve damage, broken arms and collar bones, extra stress on baby, loss of oxygen, and even death) I did not need any further convincing.

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that on September 9 I will wake up normal, head to the hospital, and be holding my baby in my arms a few hours later. Crazy excited. 

Due Date: September 9

Gender: Boy!

Baby Size: Huge. He should be clocking in at over 8 pounds by now.

Weight gain: 32 pounds.  

Symptoms: Very tired. Very sore and very uncomfortable. I have to hobble to get around because I’m in excruciating pain whenever putting weight on my right hip. Doctor has recommended to stay seated or in bed as much as possible. I’m SO glad we got the house all ready last weekend before I was in this much pain. Another side effect of a big baby! 

I am ready to meet our son! I hope these next 12 days go by super fast!

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  • Congratulations! So exciting to have an official date for you 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you!! I can’t believe I will meet him one week from today!

  • oh my gosh, how exciting, Katie!!!!!!!!! 🙂 And glad to hear you both are healthy too!

    • kwalshmac

      Very exciting!!! I’m so ready!

  • Oh wow! What big news!! I’m so glad to hear you’re both healthy, and I can’t wait to “meet” the little guy! Hang in there, mama! You’re almost there!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you!! One more week!

  • You are so close, girl!! I am glad that you are happy with the final plan to do a c-section. I bet you are going to hardly be able to sleep the night before because it is going to be like Christmas waiting for your best present ever! Enjoy these last few days just the two of you 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      Yes! I”m SO ready! The fact is, he had to come out eventually, and if C-Section is the less risky way to get him out (per my doctor) then that is what it will have to be. Important thing is he’s healthy, I’m healthy, and we’re having our baby! I haven’t been sleeping since I found out this news haha 🙂

  • SO SO exciting!!! I hate that you had to go through the dreaded three hour glucose test last week. Those four blood draws and that nasty drink is NO FUN!! I’m glad to hear that mama and baby are both healthy as can be!! He will be here SO SO soon!!!! YAY!

    • kwalshmac

      Ugh yes, that test was an ordeal! I’ve been thinking of you since you said you were going that same day. I hope you are okay! I can’t believe that in one week from today I will have him in my arms! Makes me teary eyed, so excited.

  • Ahhhh, an early Mac! How exciting! How do you feel knowing his birthday instead of waiting to see when it would come naturally?