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
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!