Well here is Hayden at 38 weeks 3 days. Our appointment today didn't go quite well. Our nurse midwife was feeling he was rather large so we scheduled an ultrasound for later on in the day because he was not even engaged and usually first-time moms are engaged by now. She thinks that he will be too large for my pelvis. So, later on at the ultrasound he was moving around like crazy, which the ultrasound technician never sees this late in pregnancy. My cervix has not changed at all and he has definitely not engaged. I do have polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid), but his kidney and bladder are perfectly normal as well as everything else. He weighs 9 lb. 5 oz., which is just short of them definitely recommending a c-section. He's well above the 90th percentile. They then sent me for a non-stress test, which Hayden then fell asleep for, but they gave me some juice and crackers and he woke up to give some good movements. I will have to have another ultrasound and non-stress test again next week. I did ask if diabetes could have gone undiagnosed and she said that my levels were not even close for that to be considered.
A perinatologist is being consulted to determine if an induction will be done next week due to the excess amniotic fluid. The problem is since my cervix is not favorable, a c-section could be inevitable so we'll have to discuss that with the Dr. to decide. We also mentioned Josh's cousins having PHHI so we have made sure that all the necessary tests will be done after the birth. Hopefully we'll know more tomorrow.
9 months ago