Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Waiting on Baby

So despite the best efforts of my Ob-Gyn, little Baby Boy still has not made his appearance. We had an appointment last Thursday (March 10th) and quite expected the baby to arrive this past weekend. No such luck. Here it is March 15th and we're still waiting on the baby. We have our last ultrasound tomorrow morning to get a final determination of the baby's size. We then meet with my Ob-Gyn on Thursday morning (St. Patrick's Day!) to determine whether or not to schedule an induction. Inducing labor comes with its own set of risks which can result in a c-section (which I don't want) so it will be a tough decision. We're hoping he comes on his own today or tomorrow, but it's not looking too good.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Prenatal Massage

As part of my Valentine's gift this year, Rob treated me to a prenatal massage at the FMH Wellness Center. It was one hour of pure Heaven! The relaxing, rejuvenating and soothing massage was just what my stressed out muscles needed. The CMT did a fantastic job too and I would go back to see her in a heartbeat. The hour flew by too quickly and I was sad when it ended. Maybe I can convince Rob send me back for a postpartum massage?! :)

Only 2 weeks to go!

I'm 37 weeks pregnant today. Last Friday I had my 36 week ultrasound to check on the baby's enlarged kidney. While his one kidney is still enlarged, it’s no longer on the “dangerous” side so he won’t need to be on antibiotics at birth. Whew!

The other news is that the baby weighs 7lbs, 5oz. already and apparently has broad shoulders. This is NOT good news for me since I was hoping to birth him naturally like I did Alaina; I’m hoping to avoid the trauma of a c-section at all costs. The perinatologist is worried about shoulder dysplasia occurring should he get much bigger so he told me that if I haven’t already given birth by 39 weeks, they will induce me. Not ideal by any circumstances, but it looks like he might be born on or about March 17th. Only two weeks to go!

Here is my belly picture from 36 weeks and I'll post some pictures of the baby from the 36 week ultrasound as soon as I get them scanned: