Baby girl is currently 5 days past due, and still holding strong in my belly.
I went to the Dr. a couple days ago, and everything looks good, Dr. says she’s really surprised the baby hasn’t come already! We set an induction time for Tuesday at 6:30am if she has not decided to come on her own by then.
I’m not entirely thrilled with being induced again, I would kinda like to know what it’s like to go into labor on my own and what it feels like without pitocin. BUT it will be nice to be able to say goodbye to Little Man before I leave for the hospital and explain to him what’s going on, instead of just not being there when he wakes up one day. We have done all we can to prepare him, but for his sake, it will be nice to know when she’s coming.
Little Man was born about 4 hours after they started the pitocin, so I’m hoping for another quick one ;) I’m much more at peace this time around. I’m not as worried about all the things that could go wrong. I’m learning to just trust that it is all in God’s hands. Even down to being induced or not… On the one hand it would be great for her to come on her own “naturally” and on the other hand it would be good for little man for me to be able to say goodbye. God knows what is best for our whole family. He sees the big picture that I do not, and I am so thankful He has given me peace and the ability to trust that He has it all in His hands, regardless of how it goes.
This pregnancy has been kinda strange. I have braxton hicks contractions ALL DAY every day. If I timed them (I finally stopped bothering) I “should have” gone to the hospital multiple times already. They will be close together, and each one lasting about a minute, but it’s not active labor. I don’t really understand it, but it’s getting annoying wondering “is this the start of something real???” multiple times a day. Last night was the worst. I was up at 5:30 with extremely painful contractions. they kept coming consistently getting closer and harder for 2 and a half hours and then calmed down. I’m still having them, but there’s not consistency, to them, though they are rather painful.
I’m also MUCH smaller this time around. My belly was huge when I was pregnant with Little man, and while I wouldn’t call my belly small now, people are usually shocked when I tell them I’m past due because I don’t look like it (so they say). Everything is measuring right etc. so we know she’s on schedule, my belly is just smaller this time around for whatever reason. I wouldn’t be disappointed if she’s smaller than Little Man was that’s for sure! lol
It’s weird to think about in just a couple short days baby girl will be here & I’ll be holding her in my arms :)
Strange to be able to plan out our whole week (Thursday we’ll come home from the hospital, friday hubby will take off work…etc. etc.) In a way it doesn’t seem real. She’s FINALLY coming!!! :D
I’m not sure what blogging will look like in the next few weeks. I’ve tried to prepare some posts in advance, and honestly, I really love writing (its relaxing to me) so I don’t want to let it slide too much, but I definitely will if I need to. So I may be more quiet than usual for a couple months or I may keep right on going…. We’ll know soon enough!
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