This is my first child and my due date is only two days (the 17th) away but I've had little to no changes since my last appointment. The last 3 haven't changed much actually. However, I've been told that my baby is measuring big. I was able to get an ultra-sound done during my last appointment because of this and was told that he is measuring 8 lbs 6 ounces. They also pointed out that it could be off by a pound so that isn't too reassuring. The word c-section has been mentioned. When I went in for my 40 week appointment today my doctor said my stomach measured what its supposed to but since I've not progressed with effacement or dilation they might have to do a c-section. Dilation is at 0 basically and my cervix is probably somewhere around 50% thickness and not facing forward like it should. She said that several factors could be the reason, such as his head maybe being too big to apply enough pressure to my cervix for dilation. She won't let me go over 41 weeks regardless so my appointment for next Friday should be my last one, with Saturday possibly being the day that they do a c-section. She's told me that I could have him vaginally but that because of his size he could get stuck or labor might not progress enough so once again back to the c-section. I'm not sure if because of the lack of progress for the past few weeks he'll even come out naturally. I know that anything could change at any time and I could go into labor. However, I'm fairly certain that (mostly because of not being dilated) I still have my mucus plug. Induction could be an option but once again I was told because of his size it could be risky. My symptoms are basically the same. He dropped lower about a month ago and I've been getting more pressure because of it but that's about it. I had the "lightning crotch" yesterday for about 30 minutes and then it went away. When he does move I do feel it low because sometimes he hits my bladder and that never feels good. I've been told to keep an eye on fetal movements and that isn't a problem because he's always moving. He was moving at the time she told me that and has always been pretty active. I'm just not sure how to go about this situation. Induction or c-section seem like my two options, with c-section being the mostly likely route. I don't know whether I'd prefer to go into labor or get a c-section. The last thing I want is to actually go into labor and then not be able to deliver him that way. I'm quickly accepting the possibility of a c-section so at least if it does happen I'll be more prepared than if it's just thrown at me all of a sudden. I know others have been in this same situation so I was hoping for some feedback about their experiences or just good 'ole advice. Thanks!