So... after the whole induction appointment without talking to me I have seen my doctor. The did an ultrasound this morning, but it wasn't really helpful. His head was too low to see on the belly ultrasound, they tried doing it vaginally but it was so low it just skewed the view so they couldn't tell anything there either. He didn't move at all during the ultrasound which didn't do anything to alleviate my concerns... it was just like having his heart monitored but seeing it at the same time. Sigh.... We were able to kind of see a foot and arm and belly... he looks chubby.... both the doc and u/s tech said he is definitely NOT a small baby... I am scared! Doc said at lease 8 1/2 pounds:eek:.
Anyway.... I asked her to strip my membranes and she did, but said if I go into labor it won't be her.. she is off to a conference through Sunday at 7!!!! I am totally bummed.. the worst part is the on call doc from Friday at 3 pm until Saturday at 8 am is not form their place... is a partner and is MALE...... I don't like that AT ALL.... but I didn't want to pass up on having my membranes stripped as I am trying to avoid induction. If I do not have him by the 20th then I will have to be induced. After a lot of research my husband and I do not want to go more than a week past due do to the risks associated with it, and we are both pretty positive they are a week off on my due date.. and that I am actually already 2 days past due. In addition to that the ultrasound scared me... I know I don't feel him a lot because of my placenta.. but I just assumed he was bopping around in there.... seeing him not move just freaked me out.
This really isn't all going the way I envisioned...... Hope that membrane stripping helps!