Sunday, August 3, 2008

39 weeks

My baby countdown ticker is playing a cruel joke on me today. I don't know why it's suddenly telling me I'm only 34 weeks 4 days instead of 39, but I don't appreciate the widget denying me those hard-earned additional 31 days!

I woke up this morning surprised that I made it through the night, let alone to 39 weeks. I think this boy's getting closer and closer to making his arrival, but I'm growing a little tired of repeating my "today's the day" mantra. I know this sweet boy will come when he's ready, but these final days are rough. I feel like such a bump on a log when it comes to cleaning, cooking, or playing with Moses. I try to get active, but it's short-lived and I quickly retire to the chair in front of my portable fan.

My doctor wants to talk about an induction at my appointment this Wednesday, and if conditions are favorable, possibly induce that day. As ready as I am to meet my boy, I'm scared of inducing because I don't want to end up with a c-section. My post-partum recovery with Moses was difficult so I'm praying for an easier convalescence this time. The induction wouldn't be for anything more than convenience and the avoidance of a large baby so it's hard for me to justify. After all, this boy will come out when he's good and ready, right?

I might have a completely different outlook by Wednesday though.


lfhcreative said...

I was really worried about getting induced, but it was wonderful. Much easier to do labor on a full nights rest! I hope your little guy arrives soon! Recovery was much faster with kiddo 2, hopefully the same will be true for you!

Nicole said...

You are my hero- patiently waiting :0 Hope it goes quickly for you.

David, Meghan, and Brady Azam. said...

You are doing amazing. I totally understand your worries about induction. I was worried too. Just do what is right for you and that baby, and what you feel comfortable with. I'll be praying for you and that sweet little boy in there. I guess you've just made it so wonderful in there for him, he doesn't want to leave. :) Tell him it's not that bad out here!

Tracey said...

I've been thinking about you so much, hoping these last days are going well. :)

Hope the next few days goes quickly....big hugs!

becoming-mom said...

I feel like quite the bump too, my poor husband has been doing EVERYTHING. But these last days are so hard on our bodies, we need to rest as much as possible.

I have my appointment today, I really have no idea how big he is in there, but I'd be reluctant to let them induced based on size concerns when they are notoriously incorrect. Unless of course there's some other indicator that the placenta is not doing well. If he's still not here by 41 weeks though I'll probably show up at L&D begging for an induction ;)