I hit 37 weeks today! Full term!! I’m so thankful to have made it this far! It’s unbelievable!!
I had an OB check up, NST, and then a growth scan with my MFM specialist. My doctors both agree it would be best for Graham to come early. He’s doing okay, it’s just that his growth has slowed and he doesn’t always pass the NSTs.
My doctors were very reassuring. They feel Graham would be healthy and ready to thrive on the outside. It still makes me nervous. This little boy is a champ though! My doctors are great, too. I’m sure I’d still be nervous even if I made it further along.
This Thursday morning, I have to go in for a test that will determine whether or not Graham’s lungs are mature. If they are, I will come back the same night at 10:00pm and be admitted. They will administer a medication inside my cervix to enhance the dilation process.
(If the lung maturity test is borderline, I will return in one week to be induced. My MFM specialist thinks we’ll be ready this Thursday though).
So then Friday, I’ll receive a medication called Pitocin to induce labor. My doctors were adamant about being patient and giving me time to have a vaginal delivery. It could be a long, hard labor, but it will be worth it. I understand I might need a c-section. That is totally okay with me. I mentioned before that I am flexible and just want my baby to arrive safely.
I will update as much as I’m able to. 🙂 I appreciate each and every one of you for following along and being there for me. I can’t even describe the emotions I’m feeling. We are really and truly meeting our son soon!!!! But I also wish I could keep him in my belly! Andy and I both are overflowing with excitement, nerves, happiness, love, tears, worries, and gratefulness.
I’m still kind of in shock! 🙂 I will write more soon, even if it’s just from my phone.