Come on baby, anytime now!

If this is your first time, don’t forget to check out all our previous updates on baby #3:

Part 1 – The moment every parent dreads

Part 2 – Blessed be His name

Part 3 – I’ll take cystic hygroma for 100, please.

Part 4 – What is a cystic hygroma?

Part 5 – A cystic hygroma named Beauregard

Part 6 – A nameless cystic hygroma

Part 7 – An MRI for our precious cystic hygroma baby

Today’s Post – Come on baby, anytime now!

What a difference a few weeks can make.

A few weeks ago, we were trying to keep baby from appearing too early.

Now, we are ready for our little one to come on…anytime!

Yesterday, we went in for our level two sonogram. It had been two weeks, so I was a little nervous. I was expecting this thing to have grown by around 2 cm. It seems like the cystic hygroma was growing at a rate of about 1 cm a week. I tried to prepare my heart to hear that the cystic hygroma was 9 cm (that’s 6 inches, folks!).

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You can imagine our delight to hear that it was still around 7 cm. We thank God that this cystic hygroma hasn’t grown much more. However, our doctor informed us that the fluid levels for our baby were on the low side. Low enough that if the baby didn’t come on his/her own in the next week, they would have to induce.

It was pretty sweet though, to watch our little one in the womb. There is a lot less room in there for our baby to move around. I watched in awe as we could see our baby practice sucking. I can’t wait to see this little one’s sweet face on more than just a sonogram screen.

Today’s doctor appointment revealed that I am dilated to 3cm, which doesn’t really mean anything to me. I could walk around at a 3 for a few weeks. However, my doctor was concerned about the fluid levels and has me coming in on Monday to check things out and possibly induce. So at this point, unless babe comes on his/her own before then, I might be induced Monday or possibly Wednesday, depending on the fluid levels.

I would much rather baby come on his/her own timing than have to be medically induced. I’m not even sure what it means to have our little one medically induced. Maybe it’s just the same thing that was done with our other babies…pitocin. Or maybe it’s more.

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Either way, we are going to be doing a lot of walking over the next few days. Trips to the park will be a very common occurrence!

Do you have any ideas on ways to bring on labor naturally? We are ready to try new things. Although, I’m not brave enough to try castor oil!

 



4 comments

  1. ruby says:

    i know it sounds weird, but nipple stimulation! you can google the different ways to do it. but my entire pregnancy i had never experienced any braxton hicks contractions until i did some nipple stimulation. but my husband made me stop because he was freakin’ out hahah. our babe ended up coming out on his own a day or so later. best of luck!

  2. Kimi says:

    Google foot massage. Very interesting! It’s one of the many things I tried… And she came the next morning! Of course it could have just been the barometric pressure change from a storm that came that night that supposedly made my water break like the nurses told me….we almost didn’t get a room because this happened to the majority of women that came in that night 🙂

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