Monday, August 6, 2012

Best Bloggy Friend Ever & 39 weeks

First of all - what a surprise in the mail today.  My dear friend Andrea from Palm Trees & Rainy Days sent me a beautiful baby blanket that she hand knit.  I'm amazed - it is absolutely gorgeous.  I'm so glad that this journey brought us together.  We have been friends now for over a year and talk mostly every day.  We "get" each other and honestly her support has really kept me afloat.  Thank you Andrea for the adorable blanket and for being such a great friend to me! Love you!

In other news...there isn't too much to report.  I've been continuing to have my bi-weekly NST's, which I really appreciate.  It's nice to check in on baby and be reassured that he is doing well.  The line on the left shows his heart rate and the lil arrows are when I feel movement.  They are checking to make sure the heart rate accelerates when he moves.  The line on the right shows contractions - which you can see here are pretty much non-existent at this point.

I did have a great meeting with the doctor last Friday.  She checked me and I'm not quite a full cm dilated and about 75% effaced.  She started to talk about the big picture and discussed our options with us if I don't make any progress soon.  My official due date is Wednesday, the 8th.  I have an appt on the 9th and she said if I'm a little more "open" down there, we could strip the membranes to see if we could get things moving.  The earliest she would induce would be the 15th (41 weeks) and the latest she would induce would be the 22nd (42 weeks).  *This is assuming that baby and I are still doing great, which they will continue to monitor through NST's and ultrasounds.  I definitely have some fears/concerns about being induced - so I'm praying this little guy decides to get things going on his own.  My doctor was sensing my anxiety, so she snuck us in (literally) and gave us an ultrasound that day.  She checked his amniotic fluid levels which were great, so that helped calm some of the anxiety I've been having about that.  It was so wonderful to see the little guy again.  I left teared up that she did that for us...I'm in love with this doctor.

I'm really trying to embrace the days I have remaining in my pregnancy.  I am fully aware of what a blessing this has been and it's bittersweet to think that my time being pregnant is coming to an end.  I realize this may be the only pregnancy I experience and I've been really blessed so far to have a happy and healthy 9+ months with this miracle inside of me.  I wake up every morning and thank God for giving me another day to enjoy this.  Of course I'm anxious to meet our lil guy, but I don't want to wish away these last days with him inside of me.

Physically I'm feeling great! I've been trying to stay active as I want to do anything on my part to help this guy make his way on his own.  Here's a pic from our evening walk tonight.  Feeling good & still smiling.
39 weeks & 5 days 

My next appointment is Thursday.  I'll be sure to keep ya'll posted.  Please continue to pray for our little one --that he makes it into our arms safely.  Thank-you!!!


Bridget said...

I love Andrea, how sweet! And I hope your little one comes very soon, I'm sure you can't wait!!

Good Timing said...

You look great! Love the baby blanket. How sweet. You vou,d try red raspberry leaf tea to help labour along. I swear it helped me!

Andrea said...

Love you too m'dear and you're very welcome! I'm so glad our blogs brought us together too...and thank YOU for your friendship! It means the world to me! Hopefully little man decides to make his grand entrance very soon! Xoxo

Sarra said...

Wow, you look great!! And such a beautiful blanket from Andrea.

It really could be any day now, so exciting! I'll be checking the blog for pics of the little guy coming soon! I will say a prayer that your birthing time is safe and easy and that your son arrives perfectly healthy!

amy said...

That is sooo sweet of your friend!! What would we do w/o our bloggy buddies?

Keep up the good work, and I'll be stalking your blog for any updates :) Praying for a healthy and safe delivery!!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

It's getting close! I love the picture with your belly peeking out of your shirt!

a miracle 4 us said...

You are oh so close!!!!! You are looking great :)

Kelli said...

what a beautiful gift! you look great LC...cheering you on!