Wednesday, January 16, 2013

39 Weeks and Counting...

No baby yet.  However, I wanted to give a quick update on how things are (not) going.

My weight has barely fluctuated a few ounces between my 35-38 week appointments, which is surprising after gaining a whopping 11 pounds over the 4 week span prior to that, but she's still growing and I'm still getting bigger.

I haven't been consistent with taking pregnancy pictures, but here's a little example.  By early October, I apparently looked "due," because when people found out I had over 3 months to go, you could see the look of pure horror shock on their face.  I was already getting all of those questions I mentioned in Don't Ask a Pregnant Woman.  This was taken right around Halloween.
about 27-28 weeks

This was taken Monday, at almost 39 weeks.
38 weeks, 6 days

Same shirt, but you can see the difference...though I had a harder time squeezing my belly into the picture.

At my last appointment I was 38 weeks, 2 days.  My midwife recommended having my membranes stripped  since I cannot be induced, (we'd already discussed it at prior appointments), so I agreed.  She said she normally has success within 48 hours.  With my second pregnancy I had the procedure done at 38 weeks and went into obvious labor 48 hours later.  This such luck, but I know that just means it wasn't time.

I have my 39 week appointment Thursday.  My biggest concern is what the midwife will say if there's no baby by then.  I've read of women having their membranes scraped at multiple appointments, and I don't relish the thought, but I suppose I have to find out what other options I have to coax her out before I go over my due date.  I know she will come on her own time, but I am starting to get a little anxious.  Hopefully the next "update" will include baby pictures!

1 comment:

  1. Praying for you as you wait for your precious girl's arrival!