I never thought I would be writing a post at week 41 of my pregnancy. With my sweet baby girl in position and low way early, I thought for sure she would be here already. However, we also thought in the beginning that she was a boy...so she has surprised us before!
We are now six days late. Who would have thought six days of waiting could make a person feel so crazy? These past days have been very draining emotionally and physically. I have waited 31 years for a child, so you wouldn't think a few extra days would be any biggy...but man the anticipation, the thought of induction, the physical toll and the fact that so many women I know that were due after me...have already had their little ones...is wearing me thin.
Well intentioned moms keep telling me 'she will come when she is ready' and 'try and relax' ....and I appreciate the advice...but that's easier said than done!
Josh and I finished all the baby stuff about six weeks before her due date so we could take the last month or so to ourselves. We have gone to many dinners, movies, went bowling, mini-golf, shopping...we have done tons of date nights...taking advantage of the time left we have alone. At this point though, I am too uncomfortable to do any of that, so the last week has just been waiting...and waiting...and waiting!
We are setting up induction for Sunday. So she will be 9 days late at that point. The doctors in my practice don't want to wait much longer than that, and I agree. There are some risks that go up the longer she is in there and quite frankly to me, waiting a few more days is not worth the risk.
I am hoping and praying that she will come on her own in the next few days but if she doesn't I know for sure she will be here by the beginning of next week! ...and we can't wait! We will keep everyone posted!
Thanks for the prayers and thoughts...we love you guys!
.....sorry about the photo...I have abandoned all make-up at this point...lucky for all of you I am even fully clothed and semi-showered.
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, and a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.