Tuesday, May 15, 2012

40 weeks 2 days

Wow! I never expected to still be pregnant. I was induced at 37 weeks 4 days with Julianna because she was IUGR (aka tiny baby). I have felt very strongly this entire pregnancy about not being induced. From the beginning I wanted Olivia to come on her own time. I'm still standing by that now- even though I'm uncomfortable and people think I'm crazy. When she's ready, she'll come. I went to the doctor today to check on her. To make sure that it wasperfectly safe for me to continue to carry her and we got great news.

My blood pressure was great. I was dialted to almost 4 centimeters and I'm 50% effaced. Everything is moving in the right direction! I was meauring a little small, which isn't unusual for me. I had an ultrasound to check on her growth and fluids. The results were fantastic. She's about 7 lbs. 9 oz. right now and her fluids were perfect. She's definitely run out of room in there! The doctor said it's perfectly safe for me not to be induced at this point but she will break my water if I don't go into labor on my own before May 25. She had originally said May 20 but since everything came out great today, she's giving me a few extra days and I'll go back to see her on May 21 to make plans.

I really feel like Olivia will be here before I have to make plans for induction on the 21st. I progressed from 2 cm to 4 cm from Friday to Tuesday. My biggest surprise today was her size- I was definitely not expecting her to be that big. Her weight was within the 40th percentile.

Hopefully my next blog update will include pictures of a beautiful baby girl!

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