Sunday, May 17, 2009

Three days past "due"

So here I am past my due date and still pregnant. I tried to prepare myself for this possibility but honestly didn't think it would happen. I didn't think this baby would come as early as Selena but thought 39 weeks sounded reasonable. I haven't handled it very well and have been pretty much on the verge of tears or in tears the last two days. I really don't have many physical complaints. Obviously I'm not completely comfortable, but I'm not in pain, and am sleeping reasonably well. It is more the emotional side that is hard for me at the moment.

My Braxton Hicks are coming more often and are stronger. If I sit in a regular chair or on my knee chair for a while, or listen to my Hypnobabies scripts I can get some consistent BH and cramping, but as soon as I get up or turn off the script they go away. I was really tempted to get my cervix checked, but if there was no progress I don't think I could have handled it, so I decided not to. I did measure a centimeter less than the week before so my midwife said that does mean the baby has dropped some and gave me one glimmer of positive news.

I've been doing most of the natural induction technqiues but I don't know if it is worth it. On one hand it makes me feel like I'm doing something, but on the other hand it just makes me think about it more.

So I'm going to try to be "lovingly patient" waiting for my baby and I've decided my new due date is the 28th as something will have to be decided by then. Maybe I'll go early? Ha ha.


Kelly! said...

It's really nice to have someone to share this with ;) Let me know if ya ever need to chat/vent/etc.



Chic Mama said...

I TOTALLY understand where you are coming from right now!! It is so hard and non-pregnant people just don't understand! Hang in there! I'm right there with you!