Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's my due date and I'll cry if I want to

NO BABY YET!!! I can't believe I'm still pregnant and this little one is so happy inside! After all the time I spent in the early days hoping the baby would stay in, now I am wishing and praying for the opposite! I have truly loved every minute of being pregnant and I know I'll miss it as soon as the baby is born, but I am SO ready to meet this person. The anticipation of wondering when labor will start is pretty intense.

At my OB appointment this morning, my cervix had not changed at all from last week. Still high and not dilated. So, we set an induction date for next Wednesday. My OB said he's glad to do a c-section at any time, but if I want to try for a vaginal birth, time is what I need. SO, I'll go in the hospital next Tuesday night and get medicine to start to ripen my cervix. I'll spend the night there and the induction will officially start Wednesday morning at 7:00 am. Hopefully all those plans are for nothing and I'll go into labor on my own. The doctor's office does not let patients go past 41 weeks, so an induction has to happen next week no matter what. It helps me to have an end date in mind, though. At least I know I'll be holding my baby in less than a week, one way or the other!

Funny OB said today that my belly looks like "an olive on a toothpick" because I am thin and I have a big round belly. Pretty funny! I'll keep you all posted and will hopefully have news before Wednesday!

I am ginormous!!!


Karen said...

Good luck Kelly, I will be praying for a quick and easy delivery for you. I can't wait to see pictures of your adorable baby!!! Enjoy your last few days of being pregnant.

Courtney said...

Oh Kelly, I'm so sorry. I know you have to be so ready. Well at least you know that you will be holding your sweet little one by Wednesday...the countdown begins. Hoping with you that you go into labor before then though!!! Try to go on some dates with your hubby and lots of pampering because you deserve it. In fact, go get yourself an extra special treat tomorrow (pedicure, massage, facial..something!!).

~Hollie said...

Thinking of you! I know it has to be tough. We did induction. I didn't have any signs of anything. If you wanna know the story, email me. But know,Im thinking and praying that you see your lil one safe and sound, soon! :O)

Anonymous said...

I am in the same place you are, am being induced next week either Wed., Thurs. or Fri. and getting very excited and anxious about it! From what I've heard, inductions can be very long, so we're bringing along a lot of distractions! Good luck to you-can't wait to see your little one!
~Fellow IVF'r following your sweet blog!