Yep, today is the day the doctors said I would be DUE! Someone really needs to tell my body to get with it. I have everything all ready for little Isaac and my body is certainly ready. I went to my 40-week OB appointment yesterday and was checked, only to discover that I’m about the same as my last appointment – 80% effaced and 2 cm dilated. I was disappointed but I do realize that those numbers are meaningless when it comes to time.
One thing I did do that I’m not sure yet was a good idea or not was let my doctor strip my membranes. Oh my word, I had a miserable night last night! I thought I was going to go into labor for sure, my contractions were STRONG and I was feeling awful. I had one contraction I couldn’t walk through right before bed so I told my husband that we’d better get to bed and sleep before we had to go in. Then what happens? I sleep through the night! Well, I had taken a Unisom to help me sleep because I didn’t want to be waking up every hour if nothing was going to happen… my doctor said it wouldn’t stop labor (I wouldn’t “miss it” – haha) and I figured I could use all the sleep I could get. But no more action all night.
This morning I’ve had a couple of contractions but nothing to write home about. Gotta stop thinking about it now or I’ll go crazy, LOL. And sure, my due date is here… it’s just a date, gotta wait on this baby to be ready for himself. :) I did tentatively make a date for induction on the 27th (8 days “overdue”) but I’m fully expecting to go into labor before then. I’m not really sure I want to be induced so will probably cancel if it comes to that. I really want to go into labor naturally… even if it means waiting a bit. Let’s hope I’m not too late, though!
I smile every morning that I wake up and see this sweet bassinet next to my bed – ain’t it pretty? I can’t wait to put Isaac in it!