Thursday, May 28, 2009

Big Bertha

People are popping out babies all over my work lately. Well, not literally. But within the last 8 months there have been 6 babies born that I know about, and there are probably many more. My old boss was pregnant and had her baby last night....2 1/2 weeks LATE!!!! WTF docs? How do you let your patient go that long? And the kicker? The baby was 10 lbs. 3 oz. That is heavier than the bowling balls I use at the bowling alley (because we all know I bowl a lot). I thought Sonya was big at 9.5 lbs. (which I pushed out, btw).

Anyhoo, this ex boss of mine had a c-section with her first child and was so determined to have a VBAC with her second, thus waiting as long as it took to have her baby. Once she was in labor the doctors realized the baby was too big to get out the "regular" way so she ended up having a c-section.... again. What is this 1904? Isn't it not normal to go past 42 weeks? I don't know. Just wanted to rant and rave for a minute. The most important part is that the baby is healthy and doing well....just big.


Multi-tasking Mama said...

Holy cow. I am so NOT waiting 2.5 weeks. Thats like 3 years prego time.

Jeninacide said...

Dude. That is insane. My mom went like 3 weeks past her due date with my sister, but that was back in 1987 when doctors were stupid still. OR something. She was 10 pounds 4 ounces and was most CERTAINLY a c-section baby. Your old boss is crazy to be pregnant any longer than her due date. I would have died... well, not really, but you know what I mean.

Not So Perfect said...

Ah...that is huge. I had a friend who was very natural and refused to be induced and went over about 2-3 weeks too. Maybe your old boss was like that too, especially if she was determined to have a VBAC. Your chances of having a c-section go up something like 20% (don't quote me) when you are induced. The thing is having a HUGE baby increases your chances of a c-section too. I just can't imagine going over that long, geez.

Jiff said...

I would kick any doctor in the face who would make me go that long. A friend of mine went one week late and she was so miserable she just cried everyday.

I delivered 7 weeks early so I'm no help. :(

And isn't it somewhat dangerous to keep the baby in too long after the due date? I mean, doesn't amniotic fluid start going away?

Yay for healthy babies!