Thursday, August 16, 2012

41 weeks & 1 day appointment

Yup - I'm still here and still very pregnant...8 days past due.

I had an NST done today and baby boy did well - lots of movement w/appropriate heart rate accelerations.

1 cm dilated, 75% effaced, 0 station.

Since there is still very little progress, I feel a bit more at ease with the induction Saturday.  Looks like this lil guy needs some help!

So tonight is my last sleep at home. We will be going in tomorrow after my husband's 30th birthday dinner.  Most likely they will start me on cervadil through the night and then start pitocin in the morning.

I'm finding myself very emotional. I keep talking to our little guy and trying to fully embrace every last moment I have with him inside of me.  At the same time, I can't wait to hold him in my arms in a matter of a couple of days.

I still just feel so lucky and so blessed to have had the opportunity to experience each and EVERY day of this pregnancy.  I'm tearing up just thinking about this next chapter in our lives.  As always, I would appreciate any prayers or well wishes you're willing to send our way.  Thank you!


Jesica said...

Well I still hope you go into labor on your own, but good luck with the induction!

Andrea said...

Sending both prayers AND well wishes to you!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see pictures of that handsome little guy in your arms. You've waited so long and worked so hard for this my friend! Sending lots of love and hugs to you!

Happy Birthday to your hubby!!

M said...

Good luck! I can't wait to see pics of your handsome little boy!

Corinne said...

good luck with the induction tomorrow.

Laura said...

Cannot wait for that moment when they put him in your arms and you just know that without the pain, without the heartache, without the tears, without the wait - this moment wouldn't be here. I know you probably already think it is worth it, but just wait until that moment:) It is almost as if God is staring at you thorugh those little eyes saying "see, honey - I am in control and I love you so much". Praying all goes well - we were in your same shoes - induced 8 days past due date:) You'll do great! Just remind hubby to sleep tonight just in case it turns out to be a long day:) Brad didn't sleep much when we checked in that night and I didn't have Makenna until 1:19AM the following day so he was VERY tired by then! Enjoy every crazy emotion!!!!! HUGS!!

cjdubs13 said...

Prayers from MN!!