“Small Mom / Big Baby”

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Today’s 39 Week appointment nearly threw me into an anxiety attack.  My cervix is still completely closed and thick with no dialation.  Acelyn is about 8.5 lbs (and still growing), while I’ve lost 4 lbs since last Monday, so it’s predicted that I’ll be carrying past full-term.

Craziness:
* Me: 5’9 1/2″ & 191 lbs
* Ace: approximately 8.5 lbs last week so potentially 9 lbs today
* Placenta: 2 lbs
* Maternal blood : 4 lbs
* Amniotic fluid: 2 lbs

My doctor said she isn’t ruling out a natural birth but forewarned me that if my cervix is still completely closed next week (Week 40 appointment) that we’ll need to talk about being induced or scheduling a c-section for Week 41.

Another weird thing; after my appointment (and a much needed McGriddle) because of the exam apparently the cervix plug was able to dislodge. This of course doesn’t predict labor but I’m taking it as a sign toesrfs the natural direction.

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