Wow, I have no idea how we got here. How is our induction tomorrow?!
Tonight, I spent the very last of my nesting energy cleaning out the nursery (aka dumping ground) all while sitting (impressive, no?) and had a little visit with Danny’s mom and step-father, who have traveled here to be with us over the next week. Tomorrow morning is the beginning of the end of this pregnancy. I am hoping that there has been some cervical progression so that getting ready for labour isn’t quite so long as with our previous two inductions. I’ve had some inklings that things are trying to progress, so I guess we’ll see whether or not that has just been wishful thinking.
Today was our last biophysical profile and non-stress test. Ever! It was a little bittersweet to be honest. Pregnancy and conception and ultrasounds, etc. has been our life for the last 6-ish years and it will be odd not having that be a thing I am thinking about anymore. I think I am warming to the idea that a new chapter might be a relief. I was hellbent on having another after this babe, but with my body in such rough shape and other practicalities, perhaps it’s time to hang up my birthing gowns.
Babe was doing well at his scan/monitoring as usual, but he has gotten so big and there is so little space remaining that measurements took a verrry long time and the technician had to do some crafty manoeuvring to get the angles she needed. She did eventually, and the numbers showed both head and belly measurements in the >99%ile. His head was “out of range” (i.e. off the charts) and his belly measured at 40+2 weeks. The growth chart she showed us had the low, average, and high curves…our boy was a yellow x wayyy above all of those! The weight estimate was 9lb, 10oz, but the nurse tech was like, “I don’t think so. Maybe 8lb, 5oz.” Either way, he is chunky and still bigger than our first two babes! All we got to see today other than a mess of limbs and trunk, was his squished cheeks; his head was buried so deeply into my pelvis that we couldn’t see much else! I can’t wait to see his little face in person.
Now to try and sleep. If you’re the praying type, send up a few for my anxiety and physical well-being, for a quick and uncomplicated birth, and a healthy babe. If positive thoughts are more your cup of tea, I will gladly accept those too!