12 DAYS!!

I had the meeting with the Perinatal Specialist and Neonatologist today—we’re going ahead with the 34 week induction! That’s 12 days away! I couldn’t be happier. I seriously cried. No more itching for me…in 12 days! It has been a long 5 months. Frankly, I was shocked they agreed to it, but apparently I adequately conveyed my misery. And I feel like such a terrible Mom right now, I’m barely functional for McKenzie and we rarely leave the house—because it’s torturous for me to wear clothes. Anyhow, so the plan is to begin induction August 4th, meaning he’ll probably be born the 5th!

I will be having steroid shots the two days preceding the induction to help speed Baby Boy’s lung development. But unfortunately, a 34 week induction guarantees that he will need NICU time, because they don’t release babies from the hospital until they’re 35 weeks gestation (no matter how well they’re doing). Honestly, I’m okay with that as long as long as he’s healthy and I’m not suffering anymore. Plus, I won’t have any more anxiety about Cholestasis-induced stillbirth, because that’s scary as hell.

I also had the growth scan ultrasound today following my appointments. Baby Boy is measuring exactly one week ahead at 33 weeks, 2 days. He’s a big little guy! He’s in the 74th percentile at 4lbs 12oz. Hopefully he’ll gain even more before delivery! And we got this awesome 4D ultrasound shot. Awww. 12 days…only 12 days. I can do this.

Angie @ Pint of Goals - July 24, 2013 - 4:26 am

Wahoo!!! I’m so happy for you Nicole :) Let the countdown begin!!!

Liz @ The Lambent Life - July 24, 2013 - 7:12 am

SOON – Less than two weeks! I remember those steroid shots with Blair – yeeouch! I hope these last days go quickly.

Becky - July 24, 2013 - 10:23 am

Yay! So excited for you… and I’ll be praying for all the best for the little guy. And that’s an awesome 4D ultrasound picture… we tried to do the 3D on Monday, but silly baby had his foot right up against his face! Plus his head is nearly turned all the way to my back, so we were just getting his profile anyways. Good luck to you for the next few weeks!