Monday, May 28, 2012
Pregnancy Update- 41 weeks and ready to pop!
Never thought I would be writing a pregnancy update past 40 weeks, but here I am. Wow, I must say I have a new found sympathy for women who go through this with every pregnancy. Since my deliveries were always by c-section I never had to go past 39 weeks. I never realized how incredibly uncomfortable it gets after 39 weeks either. I am a pretty tiny person (under 5 ft) but have average size babies. My poor body is carrying a lot of weight! My belly has grown 1/4 inch since last week (47 1/2 inches) and I have gained 1 more pound (18 total). I pull my uterine ligaments ALL THE TIME. I even pull them in my sleep and wake in excruciating pain. Sleeping in general is a bit of a problem these days. I am up to pee 4 times a night and wake with hip pain and have to turn several times a night. In a nut shell....I am ready for this baby! Ready for my body to be my own and ready for some normalcy. Yes, I will still wake several times a night but it will be to hold and nurse a sweet baby and not from pain.
Please lift my situation up in prayer. I have had a very trying week. I wouldn't normally be this impatient, but my going into labor on my own is crucial for the success of this VBA4C. I have worked so hard towards this and it was nothing short of a miracle I was given an opportunity to labor and deliver vaginally after 4 c-sections. I won't lie, I have been struggling with fear that this won't work because of my body not doing what is suppose to. I haven't mentally prepared myself for a c-section and would be bitterly dissapointed if that is what ends up happening.
Tomorrow morning I have another appointment with my OB. She will give me an ultrasound to do a stress test on baby and also check me to see if I have progressed at all. I will update you all on my Happily Domestic Facebook page after my appointment. Please visit there to find out more.