I’m behind in blog posts, just for a change
The day I went for my 40 weeks scan, I was still feeling very comfortable. I was struggling a bit in the heat but it was nothing that an hour or 2 in the swimming pool couldn’t cure. That and munching lots of ice
I still felt as though birth was a while off. And was telling everyone as much.
My blood pressure was still good even by non-preggy standards.
When I went in to be scanned, baby was so big that the machine couldn’t give us a weight. My gynae just laughed. Then we measured the legs, and as normal, they were 2 weeks behind. All our babies have had my short legs.
Tania felt baby and said she thought that baby was around 4.2kgs and that we *might* hit 4.4kgs, but she doubted it. She warned me about the delivery and what they would do if baby’s shoulders got stuck. Then she mentioned that sometimes, baby’s shoulder is broken while becoming un-stuck. That made me a little nervous and panicky. Nobody wants there baby to come into the world and experience pain right off the bat!
She did say that is was unlikely, but she wanted me to be prepared in-case-of.
I left the scan a little worried. With all our other babies, she predicted them to be 300g-500g smaller than they came out. But everybody said that she was in the habit of over-estimating these days, by 300g on average. So I felt a little better. The thought of birthing a big baby scared me.
Mel did wonders on bbm to convince me that I’d be ok. She was awesome! A huge, huge support. Ill be forever grateful for her advice and encouragement. Mel, you’re amazing, awesome and such a fantastic friend!