Friday, October 31, 2008

It's the Great Pumpkin...

in my belly! Our visit to the doctor yesterday went well, and will be our final pre-baby visit! Wahoo!

The ultrasound showed a very healthy baby boy (still has the boy parts, whew!) who is a little chubby monkey! They are estimating that he weighs 8 pounds, 14 ounces at this point - with a margin of error +/- 1 pound. So, he's been adding on plenty of chub in the last few weeks. In fact, the tech was quiet amused at his belly, as apparently it's measuring ahead by 2 weeks in size - so he's got a little buddha belly on him. Just to see what I mean, here is a pic of his chubby face - look at those cheeks! Don't you just wanna pinch 'em!

And this is the "Woman, leave me alone because I ain't budging. I'm quite cozy in here!" grumpy face, which he gets from his father.

The doc has decided to opt for an induction since Ben's already such a big boy, who clearly doesn't need to bake anymore. We are to arrive at the hospital on Sunday morning around 10 a.m. and we'll get all hooked up to pitocin and see where it goes. I am currently only at 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced, so I have a lot of laboring to do before this little boy makes his entrance. Apparently they want me to be "mentally" prepared to still have a c-section, as the pitocin may not get me where I need to be to have this baby - and she's a wee-bit concerned at his size versus my pelvis. But, I'm staying positive that we'll get through it and not have to opt for a c-section. Either way, he's coming out, which is more important - as long as we're both healthy and happy, that's all that matters. So think happy, pushy thoughts on Sunday for me!

5 comments:

amanda said...

that is one cute little boy!! I am so excited to see him-and cannot wait for sunday to get here!! i love you so much, and am in awe of you! you are going to be an amazing mommy!! :)

Breezy said...

Yay Ben pictures!! Sooo cute! I'm very fond of the grumpy face =) I'll definitely be thinking of you tomorrow! May the force be with you.

Beckers said...

I kind of like this induction thing, because at least now I know exactly when to send you positive, pushy energy! ;) I love you bunches!

P.S. With last night being Halloween, I couldn't help but think back to some lovely UNC times. Remember the Halloween when I was Alice and you were an impromptu Queen of Hearts (and we ate Pokey Sticks, of course)? Miss you, sweetie!

DJ Do'em Right said...

Awww, look at grumpy bear pic! I love it. It made me chuckle. Come on with the real pictures. I know he is here... I had no sleep last night as I was too excited. His lil face just makes me want to pinch it!

T-ann said...

What the heck! Why did my post show up under a funky name?? what the heck.... I am a southern blossom, not DJ do' em right!