So the time has come! We went to my regular weekly ultrasound and stress test yesterday and they re measured the little guy. He was estimated at 7lbs 15oz. That's right just an ounce shy of 8lbs with almost 3 weeks to go-
Well they also measured his amniotic fluid and it had dropped from last time. This is pretty normal toward the end of pregnancy but apparently it has dropped enough and my placenta looked "done" enough to warrant concern... Not immediate danger to the baby or me but things could get tricky so... C-section scheduled today at 5:30!!! What the heck! I thought MAYBE we would get induced this weekend or Monday, but 24 hours!!! WOW!
She said that because I wasn't dialated at all yet that she didn't think the whole process would go very quickly and she didn't want to put me thorugh all of that on the off chance of it working but then to find out the baby is too big any way! So we picked the safer and more predictable route. Wouldn't have been my first choice to do a C-section just for the healing factor but I really am glad we have concerned and cautions dr that wants this baby here almost as badly as we do.
So there we have it! Little Gunner Samuel Zandt will be here this evening sometime after 5:30! Pictures to come!