38 Weeks, Stripped & Ready

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Here's a little update since I clearly haven't updated the blog in a little while. 

I'm 38 weeks, 4 days pregnant as of today.  Baby is the size of a ... wait for it ... pumpkin!  Holy moly.  That seems so huge to me.  Granted, this is why I look like a beach ball. 

Sadly, I have stopped taking weekly pictures.  At this point it just seems silly.  There's not much change since I think I'm as big as I'll get at this point. 

At my doctor's appointment yesterday she said I've dropped some more - yay!  However I'm still dilated at a 1.  I was hoping to have made a little more progress, but it is what it is.  I'm measuring right on track and she feels the baby and I are ready.  She stripped my membranes and told me labor could start in 12, 24, 72 hours or not at all.  I'm trying not to get my hopes up.  BUT she did say that she hopes see me at the hospital this weekend.  Which would be so awesome.  So far I feel the same.  I had a little cramping yesterday and this morning but nothing excruciating.  I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that this worked and labor will be here before I know.  Altho I do realize it's a 50/50 shot. 

If the stripping didn't work, then I will have it done again on Tuesday and set a date for possible induction.  It's crazy to think I could have the baby this weekend or next.  Things are getting really REAL people. 

I feel ready.  I'm so ready to meet our son or daughter and to be a mom.  I can't wait to embark on this new chapter of our lives. 

As I was gathering my things to leave for work this morning, I found a note the hubs placed on my purse.  It was the sweetest.  It basically expressed how he knows what a great mom I'm going to be, that he's so excited (and maybe a little scared) to become a father, and that he can't wait to meet our son or daughter.  Tears everywhere.  Once I start crying I just can't stop.  This resulted in me being late to work because I had to fix my makeup.  The note is going in the baby book for sure :)

Tomorrow is my last day of work.  I planned on working up until I go into labor but with possibly going into labor this weekend, a mid afternoon doc appointment on Tuesday and possible induction next week, I've decided to call it quits after tomorrow.  It feels so surreal.  I have worked at this firm for over 10 years and have only been away for a two week stretch.  It's crazy to think I will be gone for 12 weeks. 

This weekend is our 6 year wedding anniversary.  6 years.  SIX!!!  Where has the time gone?  Our game plan is to hang out, enjoy the last few days of C&I being just C&I and go out to dinner.  I'm ordering the spiciest thing on the menu in hopes that  might help move things along :)  But with my doctor's last words stuck in my head "Hopefully I'll see you at the hospital this weekend" we might also be celebrating the birth of our son or daughter.  Fingers crossed!

With all the soon to be changes in our household in the next week or so I've been trying my hardest to pay a little extra attention to Tiko.  Extra treats and belly rubs have been a must.  Lately he just seems so sad.  I think he might know something is up.  Just look at him :(


Leslie G said...

Happy Anniversary! I can't wait to see if you have a boy or girl!

leah @maritalbless said...

Happy belated anniversary!


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