I finally got back from my 36 week appointment. It did not go as I thought it would go. I had to bring all 3 kids with me cause DH is working today on his usual day off...they were pretty good though. I got my GBS swab and my midwife asked me if I wanted her to check me. I figured why not since she is already doing the swab. So she checked me and its still pretty high up there...my cervix is really soft but I am only 1 centimeter dilated. That was all fine.
The shocking news was that when she measured the baby it was measuring at 40 weeks!!! She said that is really big for 36 weeks, so just to check I want you to get an ultrasound. So I was luckily able to get squeezed in this morning so I wouldn't have to come back just for that, and went to get the ultrasound.
I have never had an ultrasound past 20 weeks, so this was very new and different for me and the kids to be able to see the baby fully developed pretty much looking like he/she will look when born. It was so amazing! The baby is so adorable...nice chubby cheeks, full perfect lips, we could even see the hair on the baby's head!
So the ultrasound was pretty much right on with what my midwife measured...the baby is measuring 39 weeks, 6 days...and they usually take off 2 days...so about 39 weeks, 4 days. I also have tons of amniotic fluid which is great for the baby...but its a LOT! The ultrasound tech said the average amount of fluid is about 8 centimeters to 24 centimeters...and that being the high end...Well, my fluid is measuring 25.25 centimeters of fluid so I am even above the high end.
She is obviously not my midwife, but she said based on these results she wouldn't be surprised if my midwife wanted to induce me in the next week or so. According to the report, the baby is looking to be about 8 lbs 4 oz. already, and they said they usually take off about 1/2 a lb...so about 7 lbs 8 oz - 7 lbs 12 oz right now. If I were to go full term I could very easily have a baby as big as between 9-10 lbs.
My midwife is leaving on vacation from August 5th-12th...so if she wants to induce me before I hit 39 weeks which by then the baby will be much bigger, her only option would be to do it next week as soon as I hit 37 weeks, so we can have the baby before she leaves.
This all just has me reeling. I was not expecting this. I will have to wait until tomorrow or Friday to have them call me so we can talk about the results and see what we will do, so until then I will be kind of anxious to find out if I will possibly be having my baby as early as next week. So crazy! Anyway, just had to share. Luckily, other than the baby measuring big...everything looks great.