Well, folks…I’m 38 weeks and still pregnant! At this point, I’m sort of shocked and sort of thankful and sort of annoyed. This is the longest I’ve been pregnant, so I’m getting to deal with all of the fun stuff I missed the first time around, like tons of pressure down there, swollen ankles and feet, and not sleeping well at night. Yippee!
I had my doctor’s appointment on Monday this week and if you remember last week I was dilated to 4cm, this week I am holding steady at 4, and about the same all around. I was relieved to hear that because for some reason, knowing I haven’t advanced any further has helped me feel less like a ticking time bomb.
During my appointment, the doctor and I talked a lot about the next step.
Here’s the plan: I’ll go back to the doctor on Tuesday the 16th, if I’m still pregnant, check things out, and then they will schedule me to be admitted to the hospital on Thursday the 18th to break my water and have a baby! I will be 39 weeks at that point and his reasoning – which I totally agree with – is to break my water in the hospital so the delivery can be controlled and they know I’ll be in the hospital when I have the baby (due to the history of my fast and intense labor with Georgia).
It relaxes me to know that I will be in a hospital for all of these things, if baby girl decides to stay snuggled in until next week. I like knowing I’ll be surrounded my doctors and nurses throughout the ENTIRE thing, instead of rushing in after my water breaks and having another scary and chaotic delivery. Plus, there will be drugs.
So that’s where we’re at!
I haven’t had much time to think about the delivery because we have been busy for the past week! With two parties on the 4th of July (one at our house), then a shower for Baby E on Sunday, birthday parties and meetings…..the list goes on. Here are some pics of the last week or so.
Annual party at Olson’s on the evening of 4th of July.
After another 95 degree night, we definitely needed u-kinis (what Georgia calls a bikini), the sprinkler and some Freezees.
Baby girl got lots of diapers, some outfits and headbands at the shower. We also got a stash of Late Night Diapers. Erin, who hosted the shower, had this awesome idea to have everyone write on a diaper with a Sharpie, giving us a funny, encouraging or gross note to entertain us during those middle of the night changings.
The notes were hilarious.
and this one was my fave. I hope whoever wrote this is kidding
And after all of the excitement of the last week: the heat, the late nights, the play dates, even Georgia was exhausted. And I thought nothing made her tired!
Basically, we’ve been packing as much as possible into our last few weeks as a family of three, before I’m tied to a newborn and none of us are sleeping!
And now we know that sometime in the next week (or less!), we’ll welcome the newest member of our fam. I can’t wait to meet her!