Yup, you heard right! 38 weeks! Actually 38 weeks 2 days now! WOW!
Baby Hudson can come literally at any time. The anticipation is killing me!
That's okay though, I don't know that I'm ready to forfeit my sleep just yet anyway! =)
I had my weekly OB appointment on Wednesday this week. Last week at our appointment we got some funky ultrasound measurements on little man and he was measuring smaller than he had been previously (only about 6 lbs 5 oz which put him in the 33rd percentile instead of the 55th percentile he'd been running in this whole pregnancy). This week they were sure to get very accurate ultrasound measurements on him to make sure there wasn't an issue (like IUGR - Intra Uterine Growth Restriction) and it showed that he is a perfectly healthy, albeit chubby, little guy weighing in at 7 lbs 15 oz! Holy buckets!!
As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I intend to do a VBAC with baby Hudson. He's getting so big though, I was really hoping he would come sooner rather than later! I do have to push him out after all! However, it seems I'm not progressing as the OB would like me to. I've been stuck at "soft", 60% effaced, and 1.5 cm dilated for 3 weeks now. Baby Hudson is still "high" and has not dropped and is not engaged. According to my OB, he should have dropped and he should be engaged by now.
My OB said that if I was "inducible" that he would induce me next week (previously he told me he would not induce a VBAC under any circumstances). But his criteria for being inducible is pretty strict! I have to be dilated to 3 cm, 80% effaced, and Hudson has to be engaged. So, Hudson has until Monday to drop and engage or my OB is going to recommend a C-section. Sigh. I can't say that I am incredibly surprised. Livvy was our Baby A and she was head down most of the pregnancy and in perfect birthing position, but she never engaged either. C-section may be likely. Boo.
Either way though, whether it be via VBAC or C-section, we should have a brand new baby boy next week! IF I don't go into labor before then =).
I will make sure to post pics once little man is here, but for the time being, here's a picture of me at 38 weeks 1 day. I don't have a comparison picture with the girls because they were already 2 weeks old at this point! Crazy! =)
I will keep you all updated when little man decides to come!
Until then - have a great week!
Until next time -