Anyway, in less vain news... it would seem that there is a compatibility issue between the size of my pelvic opening and my child's head. Now, this is really speculation on my part, but you must know that I was only 6 lbs 6 oz and after being induced and cranking up the pitocin to the highest dose, my mom did not dilate, feel a single contraction (no epidural), and I did not drop. So, they did a c-section. Back in the good ol' days, they used to do pelvic x-rays (which explains a lot for those who know me personally) ;) and my mom has what they called borderline pelvis. My dad's mom also had the same thing. So, I guess small pelvic openings run in the family. My OB confirmed that I have an oddly shaped pubic bone, thus making my pelvic opening smaller than normal. Matt and I also had abnormally large heads. So, I can only speculate that Greer's head is not going to fit through, especially when I can literally feel her on top of my pelvis and in my hips (no one else seems to know what they heck I am talking about when I explain this but I feel her in my bones... it's very strange). Also, I am sealed tight and not the least bit effaced, and the doctor joked that she was almost to my tonsils when she did my pelvic exam this week. Sooooo, all that to say that at this point, it does not appear she's going to come on her own. I have my 39 week appointment Monday, and if I am still not progressing at all, we'll likely discuss a c-section. I've always assumed I would have c-sections (my mom had three) and never thought much about it, but after getting pregnant, I really changed my tune and want to deliver vaginally. At the same time, I'm not going to force the issue. I went to acupuncture this week in the hopes that she can get my body to start doing something... even if I'm only a centimeter dilated, we'll probably go for an induction next week just because we know that there is definitely going to be a size issue at some point if it's not already an issue. I would love to at least try, and if nothing happens, so be it.
So, anyway. Next Friday is my birthday and I am REALLY hoping for the best birthday present EVER. But, no matter when or how it happens, as long as we are both healthy, that is what truly matters. CANNOT WAIT to meet my girl!!!! Eeeeeeek! We are ready, and I even got my hair did (as you can see between my 37 and 38 week photos, or at least I can see... wow, it was bad). Come, little one!
|Two of my besties enjoying a spring weather tease last weekend. Greer and Baby W are going to have a little love connection, I'm sure. He has lots of competition though! ;)|