Thursday, June 20, 2013

Waiting for Baby

Well, I'm sitting here, 3 days overdue, and still very pregnant. I've been having contractions off and on for the past week and a half. I was actually having some good ones yesterday and really hoped that things would get moving. But no such luck. I went to the doctor yesterday, and she stripped my membranes to see if that would help get labor going. I still have my fingers crossed that something will happen in the next 24 hours. Because I am now overdue, and my doctor won't let you go over 41 weeks (which for me will be Monday), we have an induction scheduled for tomorrow night. I would really prefer to not be induced and let my body go at this whole process naturally, but so far there's no real sign of that. I am 80% effaced and 2 cm. dilated, so some progress has been made, but not a ton. Of course, I need to factor in my patience. I am done being pregnant. I'm uncomfortable and can't really sleep at night. So I sleep all day long. This is now my 4th day sitting here at home since school got out and I'm already going crazy. I've done absolutely everything that needs to be done. And my freezer is packed to the in, I can't fit anything else in there if my life depends on it. I've watched more TV in the past 4 days then I've probably watched in the past 6 months or more. I've finished 4 whole books, and am reading a 5th. I can't take it anymore! I want my little Jackson here to snuggle. Not to mention, having him here would totally give me something to do, and someone to talk to...even if it is a little person who doesn't talk back. Long story short, Mommy is getting very impatient, Daddy is getting anxious, and Jackson is perfectly happy right where he is. But, tomorrow at this time, we will be finishing up a few little things to get our little home ready to bring our baby home and getting ready to head to the hospital to get things moving along. Hopefully things work out well and it isn't a super long process and we will have our little one in our arms within the next 48 hours or so. Until then, it's just sit here and wait. Next post: Baby Pond :)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Latest Baby Update we are. Down to the single digits until our due date. Granted, I know that first babies can be quite often over-due, so I'm not counting my chickens before they're hatched, but we're getting close to show time. We have everything ready for our little one to come join us. We've been into the once-a-week doctor visits for 3 appointments now, and don't have a lot of progress. But patience is a virtue. Jeff and I have been going for lots of walks in the evenings to try to help things along at least a little. I only have 3 more days with my students (and only one of those is a full day), and 2 days after that to finish out my teaching contract. I'm hoping to make it through Friday, or at least Thursday, with baby snugly inside my belly, as much as I would much rather snuggle him in my arms. Needless to say, we are ready for Jackson to be born, physically anyway. We're nervous, as I'm sure all first-time parents are, but everything will be just fine.

Oh...and I still haven't gotten up the energy to take pictures of the apartment. They will come...just not yet.