Tuesday, September 20, 2011

40 wks 6 days

So I'm 40 wks 6 days pregnant and counting! I can't believe this. I was so confident that I wouldn't go past my due date. Haha

Met with my doctor this past Friday, he wants to induce at 42 wks, which is a week away. I'm curious as to whether labor will come naturally for me, or I'll have to schedule it. My fear is that Q will be a mammoth baby! That doesn't sound fun! I go to the docs again this Friday, and they want to do a few tests? Not sure why, but I think it's procedure if they are going to induce.

I could have induced at 41 wks, but I opted to wait till 42 wks. I want labor to come naturally and in order to do 41 wks, they wanted to take lung fluid samples from Q to check his maturity. (by using a huge needle... Ugh) And that sounded unnecessary to me.

So here I am. In all my big beached-whale glory. Waiting on this child and my cervix! ( I was checked last Friday, and I'm still at 1 cm. Say whaaaaaat? )

9 comments:

  1. Huge needle does sound scary and unnecessary. Hopefully he'll wiggle down sooner rather than later. You do NOT look impressed at all this. :)

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  2. i'm so happy that you decided not to induce early. quentin is going to come whenever he's ready, much to your dismay. it makes me sad when mothers choose to induce early for no reason other than they are tired of being pregnant.

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  3. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaSeptember 21, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    I so feel your pain!  I was 41 weeks, 1 day with my first.  I was supposed to be induced on that day and the little guy finally decided to come on his own instead.  Hang in there - you're ALMOST there.

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  4. Ok, I've honestly NEVER heard of a doctor that wouldn't insist on inducing you at 41 weeks, most doctors insist by 40 weeks. And why in the world would they need to test his lungs after 40 weeks?! That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard unless they think they were way off on your due date. I hope he comes soon and you get your wish of natural labor. I never went into labor and never wanted to! I have a scheduled c-section at 38 weeks and I was so happy. But I was already almost 3cm and I had only a few serious Braxton Hicks.

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  5. i'm glad you decided not to induce early too!  i think too many mamas and mds are turning to early inducing instead of just being natural and that's a total bummer.  even a mammoth child is worth it to me to let him come on his own...and hopefully he comes soon!!  mama looks mad in that first pic :D

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  6. adventuresofjkl.blogspot.comSeptember 21, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Have lots of sex! lol. Well, at least that's what "they" say!  I'm hoping you go into labor on your own :-)

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  7. Love your pissed off face!

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  8. good luck!!  hope everything comes out all right (hehe... but seriously.... i do)

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  9. sounds like you are making wise choices momma :) It'll all be over  before you know it!

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