Yesterday was my 36 weeks appointment. I got to have my last ultrasound, which they pretty much did a complete anatomy scan again just like at my 20 weeks appointment. They looked at her heart, kidneys, spinal cord, everything. She is looking great and in a head down position and still weighing in at 5 lbs. Once again when we went to get a picture of her face, she had her arm blocking it. It’s like she knows! Ugh, oh well, I guess we will just have to wait to see her cute little face. Yesterday was also my very last progesterone shot! I cannot believe I made it to the end of that journey. It has definitely been worth it though to be currently still pregnant at 36 weeks! We have come so very far.
I am currently 2 cm dilated and my doctor said my cervix is actually not that thin yet and will probably still be a few weeks until baby girl is ready to go. Though she is pretty much fully developed at this point and it will be safe for her to come whenever she is ready now. No NICU stay for us this time! My due date is actually only 3 weeks away now and I can hardly believe it. Then Dr. C completely caught me of guard by suggesting I think about being induced! Umm excuse me, what?? I never dreamed I would even make it this far along in the pregnancy and here we are talking about actually forcing my baby out. She said it isn’t something I need to do at this point obviously but to just start thinking about it as we don’t know how big my pelvis is since Adeline was born so small. So she doesn’t feel comfortable letting this one go too far after my due date if it came to that. Also because my due date is Dec. 21st I am risking still being in the hospital on Christmas day. She said if I wanted to, she could induce me as early as a week prior or just a few days… I honestly don’t know how to feel about this news or this discussion. I would prefer to let baby girl come when she is good and ready, though it is very tempting to be able to plan out when she is coming and have my mom already in town and ready to watch Adeline. AC is all for being induced and thinks we should go for it. I am just not sure I feel right about it.
Have any of you chose to be induced? How did it go? Are you happy with the decision? I am just hoping it doesn’t even come to that. Now that I am done with progesterone shots, maybe she will just come soon naturally. After all, even on the shots my body is dilating and getting ready for birth.