I can't believe it has come to the end already! I am 31 weeks and our little guy is also in the 75% with a big head and tummy. I also have extra fluid which is causing me to measure full term. I asked my doctor about when she thinks the end will be and she said up to 39 weeks depending on how things go. She said that 37 wks on is good and baby would be fine. My nieces were born at 34 wks and did end up in NICU but they were only there for less than a week.
With my first they estimated him to be 9 lbs 1 oz at 39 wks and decided to schedule a c-section because I was showing zero signs of labor- they actually said it would take days to induce me to the point that he would be even close to ready to push. The c-section was scheduled for the next morning. When I went in, less than 24 hours later, I was in labor and dialated to 3. We decided to go the old fashion way and I was holding a healthy baby boy 13 hours later after a very easy labor. You just never can tell.
I know what you mean about being crushed. You just want to have your baby and hold it and snuggle it right away- you never picture it being so medical. It's so disappointing. I am so scared that our little one will be whisked away before I get to welcome him into the world. But these are things we can't control and the more we focus on what we can't control the more crazy we will drive ourselves. Find something you can focus on that you have some control over. Like, maybe you have a special little blanket or something that she can have with her IF she needs to go to the NICU for a bit. You could sleep with it until her arrival so then it will smell like you. Or what is she going to wear home from the hospital? Maybe some cute little Christmas outfit with a bow? She's your little early Christmas gift that Santa couldn't wait to bring you.
It will all work out. If I have learned anything about life, especially life with diabetes, it is that nothing ever goes as planned. BUT, it always has a way of working out.