Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In 24 days or less...

...I will have a baby in my arms! Here's the latest:

Had another doctor's appointment today. Despite the baby dropping a week and a half ago and the increase in pressure I've naturally felt as a result of it, I'm still showing no signs of dilation or effacement. Baby's head is down, and his/her back is leaning on my right side, which, I suppose, explains why I've been feeling kicks primarily on my left side and waking up in the mornings to a very lopsided belly!

We've decided to make November 21st our "deadline" for R/P's birthday. My doctor is going out of town the 22nd, and since I'm attempting a VBAC and he knows my situation and history, I am adamant that he deliver this baby! My due date is somewhere between November 14th and 16th, so this gives me about a week past that point to go into labor on my own. If, however, the 21st rolls around and nothing's happened, c-section it is! I am really hoping and praying that this baby decides to come on his/her own. I am wanting so much to experience going into labor naturally and seeing where that process takes me.

I am actually feeling great overall! I have moments where I don't want to be pregnant anymore, but all in all, these last few weeks haven't been so bad. And I have way more energy than it seems I should (or remember having the last time I was 37 weeks pregnant). As long as it's there, I'm going to take full advantage of it. Goodness knows I'll be lacking it soon enough.

We've had a fun week so far, carving pumpkins, baking cookies and planning out other Halloween festivities! I'll post on that when I get a chance. For now, this very pregnant mama needs some sleep!


Anonymous said...

Hope you're getting it, precious girl (that sleep you need). All so exciting.....all wonderful....the anticipation of baby darling in your loving arms.

And mine :).

Take care.....enjoy everything.

Love love love,
Mama/Gma Jill

Mika said...

I loved having a vbac. It was such a different feeling. I'm hoping they come on the 16. We gotta keep this number dates in common thing going.

Kelly Stoddart said...

I didn't know you were going to try for a VBAC that is awesome! I hope that you are able to do it. Although I am not sure if experiencing labor pains is that great of a feeling :)

The Goulds said...

I can't believe it's so close! I'm sorry I missed your call the other day. Zhara was sick & so I just had to sit with her all day. I just can't believe I won't be there to bring you a hamburger in the hospital. I hope you know I cherish our friendship & miss you.

Rachel said...

I am glad you are feeling so well towards the end, that is really a miracle in itself! Just know that you are in our prayers and I know the Lord will take care of you and your family. I'm really excited to meet R/P...I hope he/she doesn't get much grief for that name in school, lol!

Carrie said...

I can't believe you are going to have a little one in less then a seems like yesterday I was reading that you were pregnant. I'm so excited for you guys.