Friday, May 23, 2008

Today's appointment

So I went to the doctor's office today. I dilated a centimeter more and got 10% more effaced, bringing me to 4 cm, 80% effaced. Also, I lost a pound...shallow or not, it was a thrill to see the little black bar move in the "right" direction. Of course I checked with the doctor to make sure this is ok. She assured me that the baby will continue to gain weight, about half a pound a week, and my weight will just indicate how much water I'm retaining.

I asked the doc to estimate how much he weighs now and she said he's about 7 lbs, 4 oz, "which is big." Didn't sound big to me, but I realized she meant "big for 37 weeks," especially since I may have 3 weeks to go. Her guess is that he will weigh in the "high eights" when he comes out. I found a chart online and saw that the average fetal weight for 37 weeks is 6 lbs, 3 oz. So he's about 1 lb, 1 ounce above average. Not bad...

4 comments:

His suzy said...

I think my brother and I were both in the high 8's, or at least somewhere in the 8's, so surely it can't be that big.

Right? lol

Bearette24 said...

Yeah, 8 is doable. It was when I thought he'd be 10 or 11 lbs that I was getting nervous ;)

Irene said...

Hi preggy woman! My son was a whopping 10.1 pounds when he was born. The doctor had no choice but to cut me open. It wasn't too bad though. I didn't have to go through any labor pains and Niccolo turned out absolutely perfect when he came out. =)

You're almost there. I'm so excited already. Take care!

Bearette24 said...

10 pounds! Wow! You're right, he is perfect :) I'm afraid of the knife but what happens, happens, I guess...