I've been slacking on the ol' blog lately but I'm still here. and still very pregnant.
I am currently 39 weeks and 4 days...and ready to pop.
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I'm looking wretched lately. That's what gaining 19 lbs look like.
Yes, I'm now at 19. BLEH.
I'm grateful to have had such an easy pregnancy but to be honest with you, in the past few weeks, things have really started going downhill. I've have had the worst back pain and pressure in my lady parts that it's almost too hard to walk sometimes. By mid day I practically walk hunched over. And after overdoing it this past weekend trying to get last minute things done at the house (including painting the kitchen!!), I truly thought I might go into labor Sunday night. No such luck though.
So with all this pain, I went into my OB appt yesterday ready to beg to be induced this week. But wouldn't you know it, I'm still only 1/2 cm dilated and about 40% effaced. No progress whatsoever since the last appt. TMI but the doctor even tried to get in there to strip some of the membranes but everything is so closed off she couldn't do it. It was painful to say the least. OB said she's afraid to push me into an induction that might just end up in a c-section since my body is clearly not ready. And I completely agree.
Now the plan is, if V doesn't come before then, I will be admitted to the hospital next Thursday night and be induced at 7am on Friday, March 2nd. Now it's up to Miss V whether she wants to be a February or March baby :) I'm ok either way because she'll still be a Pisces! (Yes, I totally believe in astrology in case you didn't know ;) It's just funny because at my second OB appt (it seems so long ago now!) my doctor had mentioned that I might possibly be due more towards the beginning of March but she kept me at the Feb. 26th due date because the baby was growing accordingly. Funny how March might now be the month!
No matter the complaints, it's all worth it for her and I'm just so ready to meet this little girl. This crazy active little girl who's recently started booty dancing (it's hilarious to watch my belly move). I've even tried taking video of it but the moment I start the camera she stops. Then when I give up and put the camera down, she starts up again. It's like she knows!!
So no matter what happens, by next weekend I will be a MOM! Bring it on! :)