Thursday, April 14, 2011
I had another ultrasound at my doctor's appointment yesterday because last week I was measuring 3 weeks farther along again. The doctor wanted to see if the baby was just really big or if maybe my due date was wrong. It turns out that the baby is big. According to the ultrasound, he's measuring 7 lbs 3 or 4 oz already. I'm 37 weeks tomorrow, so I'm considered full term, but I technically have 3 more weeks until my due date. The doctor said that the baby is in the 80th percentile, so he's definitely larger than normal but not "too big". He also said that if the baby does get to be "too big", he will want to induce me at 39 weeks (2 WEEKS!!!). I'm not sure when a baby is too big, but I'm pretty sure that the doctor is worried about my build birthing a "Luke baby". :) Until then, I'm supposed to cut down on sweets because the sugar goes straight to the baby. We don't want to encourage the baby to keep growing too quickly.