Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Due Date +4

I must have a very accommodating womb.

Induction scheduled for tonight at midnight! He should be here sometime tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Due Date + 3

Three days past my due date :]

I had an appointment yesterday afternoon. I'm still about the same as last week, 2 1/2 cm and at least 50%. Really the next step in the process is actual labor.

The doctor has me schedule for an induction late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning. I'm supposed to call the maternity ward at the hospital 11:30pm Wednesday to make sure they have room available for me, then I'll go in and do a round or two of cervix-thinning medication, followed by the doctor breaking my water (if it hasn't broken on its own by then). Now an induction is not ideal for me, I'd love to go into active labor on my own, but I also don't want to go too far past my due date. This same situation happened with Owen, being overdue and scheduled for an induction, and I went into labor on my own the day before the induction with no intervention! I would love for that to be the case this time around as well. There's no guarantee though!

Pregnancy-wise, I feel pretty good. Actually better than I have the past few weeks. Because Austin has dropped, I feel like I can breathe better and I now seldom have heartburn. The hardest part is just waiting! Every evening after Ryan, Owen and I go on our walk I get consistent and strong Braxton Hicks, and I think to myself "this could be the real thing!" Then I go to bed expecting to be woken up by labor, but every morning I feel a bit disappointed.

I've found this song encouraging to me in this season. I find myself humming it often!

When darkness falls
Temptations call
And all around me seems undone
You hear my pleas
Supply my needs
And tell me of Your wondrous love

You are the joy in my morning
You’re my song of praise
Just like the new day dawning
Flooding my world with grace

Though trials come
And every one
Can take me further from Your truth
You calm my fears
Dry all my tears
And draw me closer, Lord, to You

In You there’s no shadow of turning
Constant in all Your ways
You’re growing my faith and I’m learning to lean
On You all of my days

-Joy in My Morning By Peter Gagnon

I'm grateful to know there's an end in sight that's only a few short days away. Actually, as Ryan reminds me, it's not an end, it's a new beginning! A beginning of a sweet new life that we are honored and blessed to be responsible for, love, and cultivate. We love Austin like crazy already!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Due Date

It's my due date today. Because I saw my due date come and go when I was pregnant with Owen, I'm not surprised to not be holding my baby today. Hopefully soon though!

So far we've had the perfect Saturday. Ryan got up with Owen this morning, we hung around the house and played, went to Starbucks as a family and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Then we went grocery shopping at Trader Joe's, came home, made lunch, and took a walk to the park where we had a picnic. It's been a wonderful day, the last Saturday together as a family of three. But man, I look forward to when Austin will be here with us! I can't wait to hold my sweet boy :)

I've had some mild Braxton Hicks, mostly when I'm active and walking. They're no guarantee that labor is around the corner, but you never know! I've purposed to be patient and enjoy the fun guessing game that is going into labor. I do feel pretty great for now. Just eager! Ryan and I are so excited! Any minute now!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

39 Weeks 3 Days

I had a great doctors appointment today. I was pleased to find I am 2 cm and 50% effaced, with the baby low and ready to go. She said he could come any day now. She offered to induce on Friday, but I would love for my little guy to get here in his own time, so as of now I'm scheduled for an appointment Monday (if I make it that far) to discuss the next phase. But she doesn't think I'll make it that far! Man, I'm glad to hear that. Owen was 5 days overdue so subconsciously I'm expecting to see my due date come and go with no baby. Now I'm not so sure! I'm in no rush though. I feel ok, and while I have the common aches and pains that come along with the third trimester, it's really not so bad! Austin can come whenever he wants!

In the meantime, I'm giving extra extra snuggles to this little guy

Here's a 39 week picture taken earlier this week

Any day now!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


So I've been putting off posting an update on my pregnancy because I don't have any recent pictures, but then I realized pictures aren't a necessity :) I will try to remember to post a recent one soon anyways.

Austin is due in 9 days!!! I can't believe it. It has been such a busy season in our lives that it hasn't really hit me yet. I'd like to get through this weekend because we have some fun things planned. Then, I'm ready to go anytime! Because I was 5 days overdue with Owen I'm not optimistic that I'll deliver too early. My due date is April 24th but my best guess is that I will have Austin at 2 days overdue this time around. Of course, I've been much more active with this pregnancy since I'm chasing around my 1 1/2 year old, so maybe that will speed up my progress!

My appointments have been going well. I go in every Tuesday. I've made a little progress, dilated to 1cm and a little bit effaced, and the baby is low and ready to go. Just a matter of time now.

Everything is pretty much ready and waiting for Baby. Changing table is stocked with newborn diapers, pajamas are neatly folded, diaper bag is packed, bassinet is ready and waiting next to my bed. We just need Austin!

I'm in no big rush this time around, while I'm excited to meet my second son, I'm soaking in the last days of it just being the three of us. Letting go of this season with just Owen has been emotional and a little bit difficult, but I know in the long run he will love have a little brother and a friend. Poor thing doesn't know what's about to hit him! We're keeping busy making memories and sharing special Mommy/Son time.

I'll try and update as things progress...