I am 40 weeks 2 days pregnant. I’m overdue. It is kind of a let down to have your due date come and pass with no baby in your arms as a reward for all of your hard work. This is especially true when your first child sent you into labor on your due date and was born the next day. I know that was a rare occurrence in the pregnancy world but it spoiled me and I can’t say that I wasn’t hoping it would happen again. That being said, all I really want is a healthy, chubby little girl so if that means she needs to stay put a little longer so be it. I actually don’t feel that bad physically but mentally is another story. I’m grumpy, tired, and stressed. A word to the wise: Don’t continually (or even more than once) ask a pregnant lady who is past her due date when she is going to have the baby. Also, I can’t accommodate requests for when she should be born. It’s a bit nerve-racking when you have absolutely no control over the situation.
At my 39 week check up, my doctor was out of town so I saw another OB in the office. He said I was about 1cm dilated and about 70% effaced. He predicted I would be in labor in a week (wrong!). At my 40 week (well 39 weeks 5days) appointment my doctor said I was 1.5cm dilated and 80% effaced. Cecilia’s heartbeat was 135-140bpm. I was measuring 40 weeks and my blood pressure was still pretty low 106/68. All good things for a super pregnant lady.
If I don’t go into labor beforehand (which I’m thinking isn’t likely, I am the second child in my family and was two weeks late) I have an ultrasound and non-stress test on Monday to check my fluid levels and how Cecilia is holding up in there and an induction scheduled for Friday.
*How far along?: 40 weeks 2 Days
*Total weight gain?: 31lbs
*How big is baby?: Jackfruit (again, what is that?), 18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 lb.
*Sleep?: Not much of that going on between frequent trips to the bathroom, having to do a 3-point turn to roll over, and a lot on my mind.
*Best moment this week?: My mom coming into town.
*Movement?: She’s still kicking up a storm.
*Food cravings?: None really.
*Labor Signs?: Yes. Lots of contractions now I just need them to come at regular intervals.
*Belly button in or out?: All the way out.
*What I miss?: Sleeping
*What I am looking forward to?: Miss Cecilia’s arrival sometime in the next week.