Today is my due date! In all honesty I never thought I’d be writing this post, but here we are. This little one is already showing us who’s boss!
*How big is baby?: Baby weighs around 7.5 lbs and is about 20 inches long. Baby is the size of a pumpkin or watermelon. Yikes! My guess is this baby is going to be about 8 lbs 6 oz.
*Sleep?: Sleep is good. I wake up once, usually around 3-4 am and go right back to sleep.
*Best moment this week?: We had a great 4th of July with lots of family time!
*Food cravings?: Nothing in particular.
*What I miss: Being able to bend over and move around easily. Not getting tired/winded so easily. My regular clothes.
*What I’m looking forward to: meeting our sweet baby!
As I said earlier, I really didn’t think that I’d be writing this post. When your first baby comes early, that kind of just sticks in your head. Thankfully I still feel great, I’m not uncomfortable, I’m just anxious.
Besides some cramping and “zingers” as I like to call them, I really haven’t seen much “pre-labor” action. This of course worries me, but yet I didn’t really have anything with Hayden before I randomly started having contractions the day before I had him…
I went into my appointment yesterday praying for more progress and knowing we were going to discuss induction options. Baby’s size looks good, blood pressure is great, I did have some ketones in my urine (whatever that means) she just said my body is trying to play catch-up and I just need to make sure I am staying hydrated. Thankfully I had progressed and I was a full 2 cm dilated…woohoo! Still a long ways to go ha!
So then comes the big discussion. She asks if I want to get something on the books for an induction, just in case. She said a lot of times that’s all it takes and the baby decides to come on its on. So I said sure. She asked if I wanted to look at next week or the following week, but I need to be delivered by July 24th because that would be 42 weeks and I guess that’s a hospital rule or something.
So I asked if we could do something the end of next week (I was thinking Friday the 18th) and she said she’s not on call that weekend so she’d prefer I do it either Wednesday the 16th or Wednesday the 23rd, whichever I preferred because she’s on call both of those days. The 16th seemed like no big deal to wait for, but the 23rd seems like forever away. I didn’t really feel comfortable with either of those and in my heart I just don’t feel content in scheduling anything at all. To end the appointment she said that they needed to check with the hospital to see which date (16th or 23rd) had availabilities for inductions anyway so they would call me back later. So not really sure why she even asked my preference…
So I got a call late yesterday afternoon telling me that I am scheduled for an induction on Wednesday the 16th at 8 am and not to eat or drink anything after midnight. That’s it. I, of course, went into annoying patient mode and started asking questions about what if I don’t feel ready on the 16th. What if I get to Tuesday night and I just don’t feel at peace with the decision to force baby out?! But then I have to wait a whole entire week until the 23rd? The baby could be 10 lbs by then! Goodness! To make an even longer story short, she said do not worry about it. Keep the 16th and pray that we won’t need it and that the baby will come on it’s own before then. If baby doesn’t come and I don’t feel right about the induction, we’ll make something else work when I feel ready. I know people get induced all the time and everything’s fine, but it’s just not something I feel comfortable with (at this moment). Ask me again next week haha!
Of course I know that all of these worries are pointless because there is no way to know what is going to happen or when this little peanut is going to make its arrival, it is all in God’s hands. I am going to keep repeating this verse and pray that all the worries are for nothing.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
If you wouldn’t mind saying a prayer for me and baby I would really appreciate it. I really feel in my heart that this baby is going to come out on his/her own, but hormones are crazy and I would really like to feel a peace about having to be induced if it does come to that.
I have an appointment with my Chiropractor today so I’m going to talk to her about all of this and hope she can work some magic to see if we can coerce baby out 🙂
Happy due date to me! 🙂 Now come on out baby!