Thursday, July 12, 2012

officially less than a month

My due date is August 3 and our OB told us that the longest they'd let me go before inducing is a week. As such, we're looking at August 10 as somewhat of a deadline. I've also decided to be optimistic and assume that if I got induced the 10th (worst case scenario) I will not have 48+ hours of labor. I think it's safe to say that in less than a month we will have a baby.

Last night we sat in the nursery--me in the rocking chair and Jon on my exercise ball--with only the table lamp in the hallway turned on. It let a charming yellow glow in the room and it felt very peaceful. Jon talked to the baby and rubbed my belly. The memory of that moment is one that I will seriously treasure forever. The calm, the love and the quiet were exactly what my heart needed. I'm definitely starting to grow apprehensive about the pain associated with childbirth and the whole being responsible for a tiny, helpless human business. Not to mention my fears about what type of parent I'll be, what our finances will look like when we shift to Jon being a stay-at-home dad, etc. To be gently reminded that I have such an involved, passionate, and caring partner did my soul so much good.

I'm still hoping for an earlier arrival than August 3, but at this point I mostly just don't want to be induced so that I can labor at home for as long as possible before heading into the hospital. I think I'm gradually starting to get more regular contractions, particularly when I first wake up in the morning, but still nothing that I'd say is a sign of imminent labor. Whenever this baby decides to make its arrival is fine by me because tomorrow marks week 37 / full term.We're definitely in the home stretch!

1 comment:

  1. My heart sings with joy when I read your special thoughts. I am looking forward to the day when little BF is finally resting peacefully in your arms. Love, GP Mark