I know that many people are starting to wonder if they just missed the news of our newest addition, but don’t worry, you haven’t yet. The baby just hasn’t decided to make his/her appearance yet. On Tuesday I was 4 days overdue and went in for a routine ultrasound to check how things looked. The news was all good. The estimate on the baby’s weight was 8 lbs 5 oz (which the doctor admits is a VERY rough estimate). I had plenty of fluid still, the baby was in the correct position, and the cord appeared to be where it was supposed to be (not obviously around the neck or anything). Heartrate was nice and steady at 140. So we are looking good. Since there are increased risks the farther I go over my due date (such as cord accidents, fluid levels dropping, etc) the doctor wanted me to pick a date that I will be induced if I have not had the baby on my own. We chose next Tuesday (Nov 25). So, I will definitely have a baby by Thanksgiving.
So, the hope is the baby comes before that date, but if it hasn’t we will go in on Tuesday at 6:00 am and have them start me on pitocin to get the labor going. This is not my first choice, but I am fine with having an end date in mind, just hoping that the baby is here before then. On the plus side, the contractions I’ve been having are starting to change slightly and I think we are starting to make some progress. Thanks for all your prayers for an easy labor and delivery. You can pray that I will continue to be patient in God’s perfect timing. It is getting hard to wait as I am now 6 days overdue. I’ve never gone more than 6 days past my due date, so it is a new experience for me and I understand now why overdue pregnant women are often characterized as being quite grumpy.