I’m officially 41 weeks along today and beyond ready for the little guy to make his entrance into this world. If I’m being honest I’m also a little scared…life is never going to be the same again, and I’ve become so accustomed to being just me, Nate and the pups that thinking about having a little guy to take care of as well can be a little daunting. I’ve also been told that change is the best thing in the world, which is why I absolutely can’t wait – but I think a little healthy fear can be a good thing 🙂
Yesterday we went in to the doctor and I was hooked up to a monitor for both the baby’s heart rate and my own contractions. I’ve still been measuring at only 1 cm dilated and 70% effaced, something that we were really hoping to see more progress with. While we were there the baby seemed to be sleeping, so we tried to wake him up by drinking some apple juice – no dice. He takes after me in being a deep sleeper I guess! When the juice didn’t work we used basically a false larynx to wake him up (you push it on the belly and it makes a loud buzzing sound) and he JUMPED like crazy! After about 20 minutes of monitoring him when he was awake we were told that he was doing great, responding to contractions just fine, and we would still plan on inducing, but that they didn’t have any concerns about his reaction to the labor process.
So what’s happening? This afternoon we go in to start the induction process, which I’ll detail more later in my birth story (since I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen once we start) and *hopefully* we’ll have a big announcement for everyone at some point tomorrow!
I can’t wait to see his face, hear his cry, and see my incredible husband holding him…and the fact that it’s just a few hours away is so incredibly exciting! Promise to keep y’all updated as best as I can 🙂