This past week has been full of speculation & wondering with Geoff & me. We went to our weekly appointment last Tuesday hoping to find out if this baby was thinking about coming out anytime soon. The doctor told me the great news that I was 85% effaced & going in the right direction. :) Then she proceeded to tell me that with her feeling my stomach, it felt as if the baby was 8 1/2 - 9 lbs. already. WHOA!! So, we had an ultrasound to confirm this. With Gestational Diabetes it is very common to have a large baby, but the doctor wanted to make sure that we weren't allowing the baby grow too big!
The ultrasound said the baby was about 7 lbs. 9 oz. (+/- 1 lb.) BIG Difference! That allowed me to calm down a little bit. :) As you can see our little one does have chubby cheeks!
This week, the doctor said based on the ultrasound results that I have some extra amniotic fluid. That and my short stature make it seem as if the baby is larger than he or she really is. So, we're down to 6 days and the new guesstimate is about 8 lbs or so.
Here's my belly pic for 39 weeks!