It's been an interesting week. I saw my OBGYN yesterday for my routine bi-monthly check-up and left there excited and nervous and scared out of my mind. So, we did the routine stuff. Weight, down a pound. Blood pressure, great! Fundal height, FULL TERM! What? Yep, a full 40 cm and William is head down. Did I mention that while my doc was checking me out he noticed that I was contracting. No big deal. I can't feel them, but he assured me that I was. Now, this wouldn't be an issue except that I technically have 6 weeks until his due date. That's right... SIX WEEKS! Of course, we chatted a little bit after this bomb. He scheduled me for an ultrasound to check on size and fluid levels, which I went to today. William is a whopping 6 lb. 5 oz. already of lean mean baby. A fetus at his gestation is usually 4 1/2 lbs. She also made the announcement that if Will kept growing at this rate we'd have a a ten pound baby on our hands. She then asked me a laundry list of questions... "How big was your first one?" "Have you thought about a c-section?" "Does anyone else in your family have big babies or is it just you?" "Do you think your body can deliver a ten pounder?"
After we chatted she asked me to return in three weeks (that is if I haven't gone into labor, which she didn't rule out could happen) for another ultrasound and if he is still packing on the pounds then we will decide on a c-section or induction at that time. She urged me not to wait much longer than 37 weeks because he's huge. I had a non stress test today as well, just to double check the little nugget and again, he's wonderful and healthy. I was having contractions, small ones, but still contractions.
I have issues with having a c-section (maybe I'll post about that later), and I also have issue with trying to squeeze a ten pound child out of my body. I have a little bit of thinking to do to say the least.
I was happy though to catch a glimpse of the "little" guy. Here he is...
I see my OBGYN again in a week. Who knows, we might have a baby by then!!