About baby: At this point, he's just packing on the pounds. He could be around 6.5 pounds maybe? Maybe 19 inches long? But who really knows. I'm going to create a little poll in the side bar so you can vote on (1) when you think he will come and (2) how much he will weigh!
Weight gain this week: aah forgot to weigh myself and i honestly can't be bothered getting up to go do it right now.
Total weight gain: likely somewhere around 28 or 29 pounds.
Best part of the week: Hmmm... I had ladies' night last night, no husband, no toddler, delicious pizza and good conversation which was definitely much needed after a fairly anti-social week.
Worst part of the week: My stupid OB appointment and scheduling the induction.
The OB appointment/INDUCTION: Okay so, finally met with the OB again to schedule an induction date! The plan all along was to induce me around 38 weeks, which would be February 10th. Well, actually, they want to do it more around 38.5 weeks which is great in that baby has more time to be "ready" to come out, and there's more chance I can go into labor on my own... not so great because my mom is only here Feb 7-15th. So we're cutting it a little close with her visit, although I do have a feeling I will have this baby before the 13th, so we'll see. The OB also recommended I have my membranes stripped, so I'm currently scheduled for that to occur on Saturday the 11th. Not my idea of a fun time. The method of induction will depend a little bit on how "favorable" I am going into the hospital on the 13th (at 7:30am!).
Anyway, until then I'm starting some "natural" but safe ways of encouraging labor to start. Obviously none of these will work unless baby is really ready, but can't hurt to try and encourage him! Things like raspberry leaf tea (tones your uterus, so doesn't actually cause labor), lots of walking, maybe some acupressure, and a few other things I've read about. I'll let you know how it goes!
Also, if it goes quiet on the blog, it probably doesn't mean I'm in labor. The internet in our house has been acting up a bit (which is why this is a day late), so sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Although be warned, there is no internet at the hospital, so you will have to wait until we get home for an update and any photos!
Oh and I plan to take a 37 week photo tomorrow, don't you worry.