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Mem401's Pregnancy

My Due Date: October 7, 2018
I have given birth!
Age: 37 years old

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OB Appointment and Induction
By Mem401 » Posted Aug. 23, 2018 8:40pm - 336 views - 9 comments

I'm 33 weeks and 4 days now and everything is still going well. Maggie is good. She's getting better at kicking, punching and elbowing everyday!

I had an OB appointment today. Their scale said I've gained another 3 pounds, but it is a different kind of scale than the one my MFM uses, so I'll use my MFM weight as the official. (I have an MFM appointment tomorrow.) My blood pressure was good. No swelling, no problems with urine. Maggie's heart rate was 144. Measured perfect. But my OB threw me for a loop when she came in and said, "Let me go check my calendar to see when we can schedule your induction." I was like "What?!" Wasn't expecting that today. She said she prefers to induce between 37-38 weeks with me being diabetic, but unfortunately she didn't have any availability those weeks. So we are VERY tentatively scheduled to be induced on October 4th. She said her schedule is*probably* going to change because they have another doctor out on leave, so it is VERY, VERY tentative. Plus I told her that I'm okay with another one of their doctors (whom I've been seeing the last month) delivering. So my normal OB is going to check her partners schedule and see if they can't move it up. That will change too if Maggie has a massive growth spurt. I should get another measurement tomorrow, and if she has jumped very far from the 57th percentile where she was last time, it may be sooner by necessity.

I'm super excited. I like the idea of knowing exactly when things are going to happen, but I wasn't about to ASK to be induced because I understand that not knowing is part of pregnancy. But my diabetes makes induction more important.

Another factor that I discussed with my OB today is that since last weekend Maggie has been putting a WHOLE lot of pressure on my cervix and intestines. (I constantly feel like I have to poop.) I asked my OB if all that pressure could be thinning out things down there and she said yes. So at my next OB appointment they will check my cervix and see if it is. Maggie may induce herself early...

Anyway, So maybe October 4th, maybe earlier? We'll see. :)

Comments for this Journal Entry

Comment from Mem401 » Posted Aug. 25, 2018 4:45am
It went well. They didn’t measure the baby which disappointed me, but they promised to next time. Her heart rate was 159, amniotic fluid was good and she passed the biophysical profile with 8/8. So she’s good and jornunder any stress apparently. She IS right at the exit, pressing down with her head! (Oh do I feel it!)
Thanks for asking. Now to make it to next week and see if she’s still measuring like she should and not growing too fast too soon.

Comment from cmere84 » Posted Aug. 25, 2018 12:02am
How was your other appt today?

Comment from Newlyjg » Posted Aug. 24, 2018 10:44pm
Exciting news, let the countdown begin.

Comment from Mem401 » Posted Aug. 24, 2018 7:31pm
Everything is going pretty well. The step-kids are back to a routine, so they are behaving better & hubby isn’t having to work quite as much. We are all just counting down the days until Maggie is here! :)

Comment from Starmama14 » Posted Aug. 24, 2018 7:28pm
Oh my gosh! She'll be here so soon! How exciting! Keep us updated :) How is everything else going?

Comment from Mem401 » Posted Aug. 24, 2018 5:16pm
Thank you!

Comment from FlamingoGirl13 » Posted Aug. 24, 2018 1:24pm
Knowing when you are going to be induced gives you a concrete day to work towards and count down too! That's so exciting! Let us know if the date changes. You may have a little September baby on your hands. Glad all is going well <3.

Comment from Mem401 » Posted Aug. 23, 2018 10:40pm
I was looking forward to going into labor myself too, but the diabetes is too risky. I’m a Control-freak though, so induction does entice me...lol. It just made it all seem so very real today when she was ready to schedule it. I wasn’t even thinking of that! We should get another size estimate tomorrow and I’m beginning to put on weight, so no telling what’s going on with her. I’m expecting over 5 pounds.
I just want her healthy, that’s all that really matters to me.

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