Thursday, September 02, 2010

Mommy's Moment: 32 Weeks


I'm 32 weeks...nearing 33. I had my doctor's appointment Tuesday. Overall, everything looked good. I was still measuring small according to the "trusty" tape measurer so that was my ticket for yet ANOTHER ultrasound. Thanks to all the visits I am now good friends with the sonographer. I know where she lives, her hobbies (kayaking), her love for football, her relationship status, her rigid eating/workout schedule, and her ongoing education to become a certified nurse. Let's just say we're friends thanks to this little squirt residing in my belly.
The ultrasound provided the opposite results as the tape measurer. I am measuring about a week ahead. The baby apparently is in the 82nd percentile for size and is weighing approximately 4 pounds and several ounces. Of course, the sonogram isn't 100 percent accurate and there is always margin for error. However, little squirt was very compliant and Rebekah, my new friend, said that she got great measurements due to the positioning of baby. She felt more confident in the measurements as a result. The doctor concluded that I must be carrying this baby in my back.
So, is it big? Is it small? I wouldn't be too concerned if it wasn't for the fact that Grant was HUGE (and no one had a clue) and thus made for a very difficult delivery as well as the new facts the previous doctor gave me regarding delivering a big baby again. So, my prayer is that the Lord would give me and John wisdom in how we should go about this labor and delivery as well as the doctors. If my body is progressing, should we induce? Should we wait it out and let nature take its course and trust this isn't going to be a huge baby? Or, if we see it's going to be a big baby do we forego the labor altogether and schedule a c section? My desire is to go into labor on my own (in a weird way I find this exciting and fun and the most conducive to a safe delivery if size wasn't a factor) but my biggest desire is to have a safe delivery of my baby. I will most likely get yet another ultrasound nearing 37 weeks. Hopefully that will shed some more light on the situation. But, I have to remember that this is all in the Lord's hands and ultimately He determines what is best. There is much comfort in that. So, here's my belly at 32 (almost 33) weeks. Still nothing to write home about...but that's our baby in there. Can't wait to meet him/her NEXT month!

5 comments:

Jenny said...

You look fantastic, Jess! Cutest pregnant gal around!

Groovers said...

you are so tiny, Jess, even if your baby isn't! thanks for the update! can't wait to see how he/she arrives, it won't be long! hang in there!

Learning as we Live said...

You look great!! What do you think it is-boy/girl??

travelingstacey said...

You look great, Jessica! I haven't had a "natural" birth...two c-sections...but I will say that with my first I labored and then had a c-section and my recovery was harder than the scheduled c-section the second time. My second seemed like a breeze. I know the Lord will work out all the details! Look forward to hearing about yours and baby's progress!

Mary said...

You do look so small for being due next month!!! And for measuring so big in the ultrasound. You look great, so cute! Praying for you guys, that the Lord will make it all crystal clear as the time gets closer.