Thursday, August 24, 2006

40 weeks today...I'm due, I'm due!!

Current mood: okay

Well the day that I have been waiting for for the last 8 months has come and I haven't had the first sign of labor so unless something happens in the next few hours he will not be born on his due date. Well, now it's just a waiting game unless the Dr. decides to induce me, which I really don't want to do!! I stayed home from work today because I don't feel good so maybe that means labor is soon (I'm grasping at straws here). Well, pray for me that I can have the baby soon...I really don't want to write a 41 week blog.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

39 Weeks

Current mood: content
Category: Life
7Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me--to keep me from exalting myself!

8Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.

9And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness " Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

10Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2Corinthians 12:7-10

I read this verse today and although I've read it and heard it countless times it spoke to me today about how I have been whining about my pains that go along with pregnancy and that I just want the baby to get here! and I realized that I should just use my weaknesses to exalt Christ. I know that if I just wait on God that my baby will be born on the perfect day at the perfect time because God is perfect and his timing is perfect.

I was thinking about trying all kinds of things to try to self induce pineapple, drink some castor oil, walk 5 miles, and other things that I don't want to mention among mixed company. but now I am just going to live my life, relax, and let God do his thing. I have put my baby and my pregnancy in God's hands from the beginning and now that my due date is so close I'm trying to take control back from him.

So, 1 week from today is my due date and it looks like, possibly, next Thursday I will be writing a blog entitled "40 weeks today". but that's ok. I just really hope I never write a blog entitled "43 weeks today"!!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Warning: Contains Whining and TMI!

Current mood: frustrated
Category: Life

I never thought that I would be like this and by this I mean impatient for labor to start so much so that I was crying like a baby on Sunday because I didn't want to do anything but have a baby. I have 9 days left and I am sort of frustrated because nothing has happened to my body that are supposed to be indications that the baby is coming in the next 2 to 4 weeks. He has not "dropped", I have not lost my mucus plug (sorry TMI), I have not nested, and as of Friday's appt. I have not dilated at all.

I must have a really fun uterus. He obviously is having a good time in there! It looks like I am going to have a fully cooked baby, which I guess is a good thing. I should be happy that he will have a better start in life and all that good stuff. I just wish that I didn't have to be so miserable in the process. I can't eat anything for dinner for fear of waking up in the middle of the night gasping for air because of acid reflux and heartburn, my knees and back hurt during the day and my back and hips hurt at night and that's not even mentioning the fake contractions I have all day!

Well, I know that it will all be over soon. He can't stay in there for too much longer!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

38 Weeks

Current mood: crazy
Category: Life

Well, obviously the full moon did nothing. : (

He is still in there warm and snug as a bug in a rug. (I'm starting to sound like a mom) I had such weird dreams last night. I won't even tell you what they were about because they were kind of gross. just take my word for it.

As much as I want the baby to get here I am really not ready yet. (I don't feel ready anyway.) My countdown to my due date says I have 14 days left but something tells me, and I'm sure its the pessimistic side of me, that it's going to be more like 20 days left. I guess we'll have to wait and see. Anybody wanna guess what day he'll be born?

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Full Moon Tonight

Current mood: optimistic
Category: Life

I know that it is probably just an old wive's tale but supposedly nights with full moons are the busiest nights in labor and delivery at hospitals. Somehow the moon causes contractions and / or water to break.

I am hoping that the full moon will cause some labor to start. I may be out on my front lawn doing a moon dance tonight. Everybody sprinkle some labor dust on me!!

Friday, August 4, 2006

37 Weeks

Well, I went to the Dr. today and still no sign that the baby is ready to come out. Oh, well.... now that I'm considered "full term" it is fine with me if he comes out any time now! I have 20 days left until my due date at least. that seems like no time at all but I am so impatient that I know it will seem like forever!!