Wednesday, July 27, 2011

baby update #2

today is my due date. i've never been pregnant on my due date before. i don't think i like it very much. i've gone from feeling serene and patient about this whole thing to feeling annoyed, impatient and just done. a woman yesterday told me, "i hope you have that baby soon because you look miserable!" that's always a nice thing to hear.

when i saw my midwife yesterday, she was very surprised that i hadn't given birth yet. i'm still pretty much 4cm dilated and almost completely effaced, so she just went ahead and stripped my membranes again and asked if i'd like to schedule an induction date for this weekend. i said no, so she scheduled me an ultrasound appointment for friday instead to make sure the amniotic fluid levels are looking okay. i really really don't want to be induced, but i will be allowed to go 2 weeks past my due date before they make me. and the thought of being pregnant for another 2 weeks makes me feel like crying.

my dad arrived on monday evening (he drove down) and now it definitely seems like we're just sitting around, waiting on this little girl. the boys are loving all the attention from their grandparents though. tristan and grammie are at this very moment having a "picnic" of hotdogs and watermelon inside their little travel trailer. sam, who is his grandad's biggest fan, hasn't been very fond of sleep for the past few days (neither naps nor bedtime) because he thinks he's just going to be missing out on something. the other day i left him in his crib for 2 solid hours and he didn't nap at all, so i finally gave up much to his delight. that evening it took him almost an hour to fall asleep for his bedtime as well and i'm really hoping that he decides to get back to his regular routine once the baby arrives so that i'll be able to keep my sanity.

oh, and by the way, if you see me around town within the next couple of weeks, exclaiming, "WOW, you're STILL pregnant?!!?" my not be the best way to start our conversation. just a head's up ;)


Julie said...

My first was born on his due date and thats the longest Ive ever been pregnant too! Oh I think it would be just awful to go longer. Fingers crossed that your little lady will make her appearance soon. My fourth was four weeks early and I think its because... Well you know, so try it and make it goooood ;o)

Talk of the Town said...

Awww, I love you Heidis! Hang in there. One day this feeling will be a memory and a reason for you to say, " I know exactly how you feel" to some other adorable Mum who looks as though she is going to burst. (take photos for proof of misery) xoxoxoxoox

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking of you lots Heidi. Praying you won't have to wait too much longer--I know what that's like--19 days over--not fun and it felt like I'd be pregnant forever.
Worth it in the end tho. Wishing you the best. Love Aunt Deo

Kristal Sawyer said...

Oh Heidi, I so know how you feel! It is THE WORST when the doctor indicates that the babe may be seems they just mean to torture us!
Make some eggplant parmesan and who knows what will happen?! :) Let me know if you want the recipe...worked for me with Koen! :)

Heather said...

Hoping this little girl will come soon - I know what it can be like to hit that date and still be waiting.

Heck, I am feeling done and I still have 6 weeks to go :)

Miranda said...

I so hope she arrives soon for you. Going past the due date sucks. Sadie was a couple days late and I was so grumpy. Oh, and I got the "You're still pregnant?" thing from my doctor and other people...took everything I had not to strangle them.

Joshie's Sweetie said...

I know this feeling! I will be praying for you and the little one. Sam must be feeling the anticipation of the new sister on the way and probably is afraid he is going to miss it. It should be a nice cool evening for a nice long walk though;)

Cherie said...

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Thats all I have to say:)

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you during these long days. Ava will come - and what a delightful day that will be.

I'm sorry that you're experiencing the no nap days with Samuel, too. Kaiser's been doing that more frequently and I wouldn't mind it so much if I could plan on it - and if it wasn't accompanied by several late afternoon meltdowns and second- and third-wind energy bursts. This kid can run like a cheetah!

May blessings abound as you wait with your family.

Much love,
-Tamara L.

sedachfamily said...

Oh Heidi, you've been on my mind so much the last few days! You have been the most beautiful and gracious pregnant momma this whole time. You're allowed to just feel done now! Try to remember that the moment you see her face you will be so overwhelmed with every single minute of this time being so, so wonderfully worth it.

Love you!

lil said...

I like Cherie's post. Praying it is tomorrow, even right after midnight tonite!! Love you!

Michelle Miller said...

I was 10 days late with Trevor and I too thought and was told that I could be early. It was absolutely miserable and I ended up being induced. Don't do it!!! I wish I hadn't done it. I've been saying prayers here and there for ya so I hope she comes soon for your sake! Hang in there girl!

kelly ens said...

praying, praying, PRAYING for your sweet baby girls soon arrival. I've never been past my due date, and i can imagine that new territory being very frustrating. praying for you, friend!