Friday, May 3, 2013

week 40: still waiting

i planned on doing this post at the beginning of the week and never got around to it.  i figured i might as well go ahead and get it out of the way in case i went into labor but here i am, one day before my due date, sitting at home waiting for something to happen.
Week 40

pregnancy journal:
I had a doctor’s appointment on Monday.  The doctor checked my cervix and I am 2 centimeters dilated and my cervix is very thin.  Sounds like I am getting close but then again, who knows.  My due date is this Saturday and my doctor said that she won’t let me go past the 10th.  Hopefully you will come before then because I really don’t want to be induced.  I set another appointment for next Tuesday (3 days post due date) to get checked again, if I make it until then. 

Total weight gain: 23 lbs
(down one pound since last appt.)
Very strange.

     This week I printed a couple copies of my birth plan and check list for the hospital.  I double checked my hospital bags and went ahead and packed the trunk.  The only other thing left for me to do is get Loyal packed.  I want him to be packed before I go into labor so that he doesn’t have to worry about it.  Right now it’s just a waiting game.  Waiting and waiting all week for the baby to come.  I would love for him to be born on my actual due date so that I can have the fourth on the fourth!  I think that would be so cool.  Knowing our luck, we will have him on the 5th and every Cinco de Mayo will be a birthday fiesta.  Poor kid, hope he likes mexican!

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so as you probably just read, my doctor won't let me go past the 10th which is one week from today.  i have another appointment on tuesday and i assume that if i am still pregnant, we will schedule a date to be induced.  what a bummer that would be.  i've heard good and bad about being induced.  my mom was induced with me and apparently it was a breeze.  at the same time, i've had complete strangers tell me that it's the most painful thing ever and to avoid it at all costs.  either way, i really wanted to experience labor naturally but i guess some things are just out of your hands.  (and by naturally i don't mean without medication at all.  i just think that waking up to a scheduled appointment for labor takes the fun out of it.)  what's meant to happen will happen but i know one thing that is for sure, our baby will be here within the next 7 days!!!

update: i finally got loyal packed, woohoo!!!  NOW we are ready! 
 
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  1. Hi.. my name is Angie..aka Gigi..(thats what my grand daughter calls me)
    I was looking for bridal shower ideas and found your lavender cake balls!!!......must do these for my nieces bridal luncheon. Then I followed you to your blog!!! Congratulations on baby Hoover, how exciting.. You remind me a lot of my daughter...she loves to craft, design, blog, cook, & she is expecting her second baby in June. (little boy , Amelia is 2 )
    Another congrats for your new home, its beautiful ! My husband and I just moved to Biloxi last year from Austin TX.. it has been a huge challenge (totally different) and since my daughter and her husband still live in Austin, I convinced the two of them to do a bridal show here because they are wedding and lifestyle photographers. They have booked 6 weddings here over the next 6 months. If you get a chance take a look at their wedding / newborn sessions on their blog/site.
    www.tankgoodnessphoto.com Congratulations again many blessings for your future!! "Gigi"
    ps i will update you with the cake balls..heehee..hope they turn out as beautiful as yours did.. :D

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    1. Wow, thank you so much! You are so sweet! My husband and I actually spent some time in Dallas last year and we loved it. I hear Austin is great too! Your daughters photography is amazing and congrats to her having a little boy! Good luck with the cake balls and please let me know how they turn out. I made them again for my baby shower and used them as favors. I put a picture of them in my baby shower post. They were a hit!

      Xo,
      Nicole

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