I posted on IG the other day that I was going to get induced at 39 weeks and I had quite a few comments from people (who obviously know way better than the mom carrying the baby & my doctor) telling me not to get induced. Most of the time I just ignore these comments but I decided to talk a little about my decision!
Right now my due date is July 27th, however, the last ultra sound I did put my due date at July 22nd. My doctor only wanted to change my due date (again) if it was more than a week off so we have kept it at July 27th. I would be getting induced a week earlier than this date, so really only 2 days earlier than the date the baby was measuring at (about 39 weeks & 5 days). The baby is considered full term at 37 weeks so by waiting until then the baby will be perfectly developed.
Honestly, I am not planning on getting induced though! Laikynn came at 37 weeks and Titan came at 38 weeks so I am guessing this baby will come at least a week early anyways! If he doesn't then I can make the final call then on if I want to get induced or not. I am actually pretty scared to get induced! I feel like my labor and delivery will be so much easier if I wait until the baby comes on his own so that is what I am crossing my fingers will happen! I have heard both good and bad things about getting induced so I will just keep getting information up until the day I have to make that decision. I will weigh in a lot of information including if I am dilated at all or not by then!
The main reasoning for getting induced is so that Titan can be there when I deliver. Titan leaves to go with his dad for a few weeks for summer break so if I wait until my due date he would not be there to come to the hospital to see his brother. (I know what your thinking, why don't I just ask his dad if he could come over for a few hours to see his new brother once he is born.... ha, oh if you only knew who I was dealing with.) Titan has been so excited to finally have a brother that I don't want him to miss out on such a special day! So I want to do everything I can to make sure he is there!
Also, My babies are big! Devan was born at over 10lbs & I was born at over 9lbs! With laikynn being over 7lbs at 37 weeks, I know this baby will be a big one if I go to 40 weeks! Ouch!
So there you have it concerned mamas. But a little advice for in the future, I will almost guarantee that any mom you are giving your lovely advice to has already thought about it and is making the best decision for her and her sweet baby(ies). Let's all start supporting each other rather than trying to tear each other down! We are all just trying our best to be the best for our little ones!
Oh and if I let Titan bring his scooter with him to photo shoots I get the perfect smiles! Who knew!