Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Holy mammoth

I am carrying a small giant. The ultrasound today confirmed (plus or minus one pound) that I am currently carting around a 8lb 15oz baby. Ash was apparently that large...so it's quite likely that this is the actual size and not just an estimation. It's crazy that we were once worried that she was too small.

Her head alone is showing 42 weeks, her body 40. The ultrasound put us at 40 weeks 0 days....otherwise known as get the heck out day! Of course, hippy doc
didn't want to schedule an induction just yet...which is why I was thrilled to have Ashley around. He and I were able to talk him into a march 18th induction of she doesn't make her appearance on her own.

My body of course is still shit tight, (okay I meant shut, but heck I will leave it as it lays) and I have changed from a 20% effacement to a 60%...thankfully something has made progress. I had my membranes stripped again (3 weeks in a row) and nothing has changed. I am still in hope that she will come on her own this week/end, but at least I have an end date to look forward to.

Everyday I make sure the dishes are done, laundry washed and folded, bathrooms clean so if we have to head to the hospital we come back to a clean house...I am hoping I don't have to do it all again the next day...we shall see!

-- Post From My iPhone


  1. I am so jealous that you are effaced.

  2. Wow, big baby! My son was 9lbs 12oz. Hope she doesnt get that big.

    Seriously lady, REST UP while you can. I know, I know...easier said than done.

  3. Celia- my doc only told me yesterday that I was even remotely effaced the week prior. I would have loved that info then I wouldn't have been so crushed leaving the office! The membrane thing is what gets me (odds are 50% that it puts you into labor....yet here I am times three!). We were a little pissy with him as he said he doesn't put alot of trust in ultrasound size estimates, yet he was having us go in every 4 weeks to confirm growth!

    Sarah- good gaul! Big babies are scary! Did he fit into newborn stuff (I've already prewashed clothes and opened the nb diapers)? Did you end up with an induction or go into labor on your own!?