Saturday, March 13, 2010
Baby's Already Taking After His Daddy...
It was always my understanding that a baby wasn't even really considered post-dates until they went past 42 weeks, but I guess with the prevalence of induction and scheduled c-section deliveries, most people have forgotten that. My midwife, and her backup doctor, are really cool about it - they will be seeing me twice weekly from here on out and doing a non-stress test next week, then an ultrasound to check the placenta if he's not born by next week, but there's been no pressure to induce, and they don't recommend it unless there is an actual health problem, not just a calendar problem.
Some of my friends and family on the other hand, not quite so relaxed. A lot of women I know were induced early and told they had to be, so it's really freaking some of them out that I've been "allowed" to get to 40 weeks, much less go past it with an "OMG BIG BABY" [estimating at 8 1/2 to 9 lbs right now, which isn't all that big, especially considering the size of his momma & her bone structure]. While I'm thinking it'd be cool if he was born on Wednesday [St. Patrick's Day], I'm content to just wait and let him pick whatever birthday he wants, so long as he's still healthy floating around in there. He's gonna run out of room soon anyhow. ;)
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