This morning I got to see my lil Ella again! ♥
She's still quite small, but growing nicely nonetheless. The doc said, before starting the sonar, that she should weigh around 2.2kg - she measured in at 2kg exactly. (For interest's sake, at my 34-week sonar with Mia, she was 2.6kg already!)
Baby girl's not in breech position anymore, was lying head down - face up, the doc could see her face, I couldn't make it out tho. No piccie to share either, aaaw.
The doc wants to do an induction of labour, for two reasons: due to the fact that I had high blood pressure at the end of my last pregnancy, it's very likely that it will happen again, so rather than to wait for baby to arrive, we'll rather induce. Secondly, for ease of planning - for the doc, as she's going away at the end of April, and for me, so that I can plan family to be here to look after Mia. Dr Jacquie says that seeing as the induction went so well with Mia's birth, chances are it'll go perfectly again.
Dr Jacquie looked at her dates, and said she does the inductions on Wednesdays, and doesn't like to do it more than 10 days before the due date - so that gave us Wednesday the 23rd of April. Yay! That's 6 weeks away! Woooohooooo, eeeeeeek! ;-)
I'll be 39w1d then. There's always the chance that Ella might surprise us and I could go into labour before then, so I will pack my hospital bags soon, and do my best to have family on standby to help out with Mia, but for now, we'll be planning for the 23rd. :-)
I went to the maternity ward to open my file there, and got all the info I need from them regarding what I must pack, and signed all the necessary consent forms. Starting to feel so real now!
Ella's really been kicking up a storm. Sometimes really painful karate jabs, other times little tickles, hiccups, rolling movements, scratching movements. She moves a lot at night when I lie with my tummy against Wyn's back, this morning he said, "she must be so tired, she's been awake the whole night!" LOL!