Today mommy saw Shelli. She and daddy got to hear my heartbeat. It was back in the 140s. Shelli measured mommy (externally with the tape measure) and I'm now only a week and a half ahead (instead of two weeks). Whew - maybe this means I am slowing down on the weight gain! Although, mommy was weighed and she is not really slowing down on her weight gain!! She did only gain 2 or 3 pounds since the last visit, but that still puts her total gain around 30 pounds. I suppose compared to the 50 pounds she gained with my sister by this point, that's not too bad!!
Mommy asked Shelli what is going to happen next week after her ultrasound. Basically, if I am measuring under 10 pounds, I'm considered "normal" range and they will let mommy proceed as normal (go into labor on her own). If I measure over 10 pounds, then Shelli, by law, has to offer mommy a scheduled c-section. But, mommy does not have to take it. Mommy asked about induction and Shelli said it is not recommended with large babies. Inducing the mom for a big baby will statistically end in a c-section, so they recommend either letting the mom go into labor on her own or pre-scheduling the c-section. Mommy feels pretty confident she is going to turn down the scheduled c-section, if I am measuring big. BUT, we'll just have to see how big I am measuring before she will commit to an answer! Mommy had such a great experience with a vaginal delivery with my sister that she can't imagine having me any other way. Lets hope and pray I am not measuring too big and mommy is able to delivery me vaginally!
Reminder: Mommy's ultrasound is next Friday the 24th. And she will see Shelli sometime the following week, IF I haven't arrived!