At about 37 weeks, we started noticing that although Sadie was very healthy, they were estimating her to be large. At the same point, I was not very effaced or dilated at all, meaning that inducing may or may not work. My high risk doctor at this point started mentioning the possibility of a c-section, but we trucked on hoping that I would still be able to have a regular delivery.
At my 38 and 38 1/2 week appointments, we made a plan: although I was not fully effaced or dilated at all, we would go ahead and start the induction process on Wednesday night with the pitocin starting Thursday morning.
These are my 39 week pictures just before we left for the hospital on Wednesday (good thing we delivered when we did..my maternity shirts were not doing the best job of covering my stomach anymore..)
She was smaller than estimated at 8lb 5oz, 19 3/4 inches long with a head full of brown hair (so glad the heartburn had a purpose! : )
We are so thankful for the doctors that worked together to help ensure that Sadie was as healthy as could be when she was born. We delivered at Memorial Hermann in the Woodlands and had the absolute best experience from the hospital itself to the nursing staff. Not an incredibly long birth story, but an incredibly happy one. We are learning how to be good parents to Sadie and falling in love with her sweetness along the way.