Thursday, November 15, 2012

38 and 5

This time has flown by.

I'm nervous.  I'm not particularly nervous about the labor and delivery (though there is always the thought of stillbirth and complications at the back of my mind) but I'm nervous about the after.  The stark reality of THREE kiddos is looming very clearly in my future.  I'm sure it will be fine once we're in a routine, but I'm also sure that there will be more than one day when we'll miss the bus and end up driving to school because I can't get myself and all 3 kiddos acts together by 8:20.  C'est la vie, eh?

Baby boy is about 7lbs. 9oz. as of yesterday, head down, but my cervix is still looooooong and closed.  (I'm not too worried about the weight because I was told D was bigger than he ended up being too.  All those measurements are approximations.)  My weekly non-stress tests have been uneventful, in general.  My blood pressure has been running a little high here and there, but luckily there's been no talk of pre-eclampsia or bed rest. 

My doctor is on vacation until 11/27, and he seems to think I won't deliver before then since my other two were late.  I've got an appointment scheduled for that day, and according to him "we'll talk about an induction then."  I was induced with E five days after my due date, and I guess if I don't go by the 27th, the odds are good that I will probably be about the same with this guy.  (Just watch.  Because I'm saying all this, I'll end up going into labor like, TOMORROW.)  I guess I should spend some time looking for those bassinet sheets today...


CeCe said...

How exciting! I am sure it must be a tad overwhelming at times too. You and your family will do great as a unit of five! Wishing you a smooth delivery and all the best with the adjustment having a new little one. Can't wait to hear the news of his arrival.

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking of you and going to email but I stopped to check for an update here first :) Glad I did!

Well you know I went 42 wks with my first, almost 41 with my second (induced with a foley bulb due to low fluid levels of 3-5) and my third I went into labor and had him at 40 wks 2 days within a 3 1/2 hr labor and delivery lol (must have been all that walking and acupuncture haha!)

So since third babies can come a lot faster keep an eye on any contractions and I hope your little guy holds off til after the holiday :) Anxiously will be checking for an update!


Anonymous said...

Oh and all the best to you guys! I am so happy and excited for you. I remember us just talking after we had our second babies (our little girls) in 2010. Who ever thought after all we have been through we would be here? I am just so happy for you :)