Evelyn likes to exercise with me :-)
I sat in the waiting room to see my OB for about 30 minutes fighting tears the whole time. I was expecting her to be around the 8 pound range and was completely deflated. The hormones aren't helping much either. Enter my OB, who I love. I started crying in front of her (actually having to talk makes it harder to fight tears!), and she made me feel normal for feeling overwhelmed. We talked for a while about my delivery with Evelyn and she looked at my chart with her. At this time, Evelyn was measuring bigger in the head and stomach, but smaller in the leg - so Dr. Nowitzky thinks that this baby's weight is more from her height than her girth like Evelyn. (Remember, tiny little E was 8 1/2 pounds when she was born!). Dan says maybe we'll have a point guard-center sister duo. She looked at my delivery notes with Evelyn and saw that I delivered her pretty easily, especially given that she was my first. Once I was fully dilated, she was out in less than 20 minutes and 3 pushes. Evelyn also was measuring 9 1/2 pounds via an ultrasound at 37 weeks (a week before she was born). So...she is open to letting me still try to avoid the cesarean - I am thankful that she has one of the lowest cesarean rates in Corpus. At this point, the plan is to induce at 39 weeks (when we can without having to prove medical necessity with the new ObamaCare crap) - which will be July 9th. Of course, she may come on her own before then - but at most, I'm 14 days out. Let the countdown begin! I go in again next Monday and if something looks off or my glucose numbers go crazy again, they would induce next week. July 9th works better for both Dan (who is starting a new job next Monday) and my Mom (who is coming to take care of Evelyn) - so I suppose July 9th can work....so long as I don't have to have a cesarean! :-) 14 days...
And for anyone wondering...after I deliver I can't wait to eat these things again (in no particular order):
1. Scotcharoos (thankfully, I have a pan frozen in deep freeze that may or may not be packed to take to the hospital)
2. A chocolate milkshake from Sonic
4. Chocolate chip cookies - homemade ones
5. Donuts - a plain sugar donut, a chocolate frosted glazed donut, and a cinnamon twist from Shipleys.
6. A Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks - decaf since I'll be nursing :-)
Can you say sweet tooth?
I'll give myself a couple of weeks to indulge...then it'll be back to a better diet!