August 10, 2005

Yoda Update II

This poor, neglected blog has slide back into its usual neglected state. It’s not that I don’t want to write – I really, really do, it’s that I’m a fat, lazy slob. OK, maybe I’m being too harsh. I’m not always a slob. Anyway – I check the stats and know that I have some faithful who still check in from time to time and for that I thank you. And I owe all of you a Yoda update, so here goes…

Mrs. Clancy is 38 weeks along today. About 4 weeks ago, her doctor expressed some concern that the baby was feeling “a little big in there” so she sent us off for another ultrasound. The next week at the ultrasound, the Doc there measured, checked, poked and prodded and found that the baby was head down and in position to be ready to start heading for the door. The Doc also concluded that the baby was in fact quite big in there – 6 lbs, 6 oz worth – a good 2 lbs more than should normally be expected in the 35th week. The problem is that ultrasounds at this stage are very unreliable and have an error rate of plus or minus 2 lbs. So it was still quite possible that the baby was the expected 4 lbs 6 oz, but it was also probable that the kid was already a monstrous 8 lbs 6 oz! Suddenly Mrs. Clancy was all worried about having “a big enchilada baby everyone would read about in Yahoo News!” – (direct quote) (The link is to an even bigger baby as the Big Enchilada has already be surpassed.)

After the ultrasound, Mrs. Clancy’s Doc informed her that although the baby may be big, she didn’t really want to put too much faith in the ultrasounds and since that baby was still really high she didn’t want to schedule anything just yet – the plan was to just sit tight and see what the baby wanted to do. So we did. Meanwhile, Mrs. Clancy read everything she could about induction and concluded that she wasn’t really interested anyway. Apparently, forced inductions rarely work out and they wind up taking the baby C anyway. So instead, we’ve been talking to Yoda non-stop encouraging our dearest little one that it’s time to start moving down.

We don’t know if it was the talking, or just a factor of time, but as of this mornings Doc visit, I am happy to report that the baby has started to move down. Which is good considering we’re just 2 weeks from the scheduled due date!

So we’re officially excited. Of course, we’ve been excited for a while, but now I know for sure that each time I feel my cell phone vibrate, it could mean something so very, very life altering is really, finally about to happen...

More soon.

Posted by Clancy at August 10, 2005 1:40 PM
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I've known quite a few people that have gotten induced and alot of them ended up with natural child birth. But it seems that hopefully, you won't have to make that decision anyway. This post put a huge smile on my face and I'm so excited for the two of you...and especially Yoda! What's going to be odd is that when he/she is born...I'll probably have to get use to your referring to him/her with a different name!

Posted by: Jadewolff at August 11, 2005 10:15 AM