Baby Update

I am 38 1/2 weeks pregnant which is just so hard to believe-I'm still not sure where all that time went! I went to the doctor yesterday and am now 5cm. Slowly, but surely I'm getting to 10cm without actually being in labor. I was hoping they could induce on Friday(Evan's bday is Monday), but they can't induce until 39 weeks(Sat).

I'm pretty sure that he stripped my membranes while I was there and I had contractions all day yesterday. Before I left the doctor we watched and I had several contractions while still there. He told me I would have the baby either yesterday or today-I told him not to be so sure! I'm still having them now, but they're not as intense. My fingers are crossed that my water will just break soon so that I don't have to play this guessing game of if this is real or not. If it wasn't raining I would be tempted to go for a walk!

On one hand, I'm REALLY ready for her to just get here. I think that I know how close I am and am just ready to hold my little girl in my arms. BUT, we've been spending a lot of time together as a family of 3 which I think is good for Evan. I'm also not quite ready to be done being pregnant. If this is our last baby, this will be the last time I feel these little movements inside of me.

He was going to schedule to induce next Wednesday, but then told me he wasn't because he knew I'd have the baby before then. He told me that he would be the one at the hospital on Sat and if I come and have ONE contraction then he'll keep me and help me along. At first I was excited about that, but now I'm just scared I'll show up and be sent home. I think I might call today or tomorrow and see if they'll put me back on the books for next Wednesday.

But for now, here is a recent belly pic.
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I know I've been a little MIA lately, but I've also had some family issues. My grandmother is back in the hospital and we had family in town this weekend. I'm still getting new Baby Bash giveaways up so stay tuned! I was thinking that Isabella would be here to test a few for herself before the bash was over, but it's not looking that way!

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65 comments:

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

You are looking amazing!! I will be sending happy easy (and soon) labor thoughts your way!!! I can't wait to see your sweet little babe!!

Leonard Family said...

First let me say WOW you look amazing! Such a beautiful mama! I can't believe you are 5cm & they have not induced you yet! That is NUTS! I've never heard of such a thing! Prayin your lil blessing arrives ASAP!

Painter Mommy said...

Love that baby belly! I bet you will have your little girl later today! I wish you all the best mama!

DAWN

Amy B said...

You loook wonderful. I hope you have a short ( well you are half way there..lol) labor and are holding your little girl soon.
This is the first time I have posted here but I do follow you on Twitter.

Natalie said...

Love the baby belly. I hope you have easy labor! Enjoy all of your pregnancy moments. We stopped at 3 & there are still days I crave another baby. Maybe not another really, but at least some of it.
Good luck!

MamaJoss said...

Oh you look great Mommy :) Hang in there...you are probably so sick of hearing that though. We brought my daughter home from the hospital ON my son's 1st birthday...so Isabella could end up being Evan's present too...or maybe share the same birthday :) -- BUT I have a feeling you will have her before the weekend -- Oh I'm thinking of you!

mattschmunk said...

You are very beautiful! Hope all goes well as you prepare to have the baby!

Bean Sprouts said...

What an adorable belly you have, you look great. The end of pregnancy always brings so much back and forth thought, you want the baby out, but you aren't ready to be done with pregnancy. Good luck :)

Lee said...

You look great! When you do go into actual labor, already being 5 cm, you will have that baby in about two minutes! It it were me, I'd be camped out in the ER!

Inspiration Station said...

You look fabulous. Can't wait to see pictures of the baby. Oh, and I really hope your grandmother will be ok. She's in my prayers.

GwennS said...

Awwe, you look great! Look up the recipe for labor cookies..some people swear by them, and good luck! :)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

You look beautiful! Hang in there ... soon enough :D Sending good thoughts and prayers for your grandmother again

Just Add Walter said...

gorgeous baby bump!!! can't wait to see the real deal!!

Milo's Creations said...

You are so close! I bet you'll have your little one very soon. Enjoy these last few moments as a family of 3!

kimert said...

You look great! Hope things move fast for you!

Prayers for your grandma!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

My goodness you are getting close! I think I would be scared to walk around being 5 cm dialated....aren't you supposed to already be in the hospital bed with some good meds by now! I hope everything goes well over the next few days...can't wait to see pics of your pretty little girl!

The Knutson Klan said...

Praying for you! She'll be here before you know it! I had my "last" one last year, and I remember those feelings of trying to hold on to every last minute I could of being pregnant.

Jackie at 3littleones said...

congrats on slowly getting there!! I would get to impatient at this point in all of my pregnancies. But - you look AWESOME!!!!! Good luck and hopefully you're holding your little girl in your arms soon : )

Katie said...

Congratulations on your great progress! I delivered twin boys in June and literally didn't 'go into labor' until I was dialated to 9cm and my dr. broke my water! I pray for easy labor like that for you, too!

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

Here's hoping you have an easy and safe delivery. I'm sure you're ecstatic at the thought of meeting your little angel girl.

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

5 CM already??! That is awesome!! You look adorable!

Patrice said...

You look great! So exciting Isabella will make her debut soon! Good luck with everything! :)

Andrea said...

How exciting! You look great and I'll keep you in my thoughts over the next few days. Keep us updated!

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

She'll be here before you know it! Sorry to hear about your Grandmother.......that's tough.......
Take care, and can't wait to see the new little one....

The Cohen's said...

How exciting!!! I go today at 38.5 weeks and I'm hoping for some news that I too am dilating without actually being in labor. A girl can hope. And yet I have the same conflicting feelings about not being ready yet to make my son a big brother. :)
I look forward to the post welcoming your daughter into the world!

Ashley said...

Almost there! You are looking good!

taysmommy said...

You look great mama! I can't believe your little one is almost here. Best of luck!

Jennifer Leigh said...

Good luck! I hope you have a smooth and healthy delivery! If you need anything while you're gone I'm just an email away! Don't be afraid to ask!

Adam Segal said...

Best of luck Dee from everyone over here at Stork Craft!

Emily said...

Praying for you Dee. These last few days are tough physically and emotionally. Especially if it's your last...I was such an emotional wreck with Charlie! Hang in there and can't wait to hear of sweet Isabella's arrival!

Hailey said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
Can't wait to see the new little one!

Stefanie Hartman said...

Heaven's very sweetest blessings to your new baby about to be born!!!! :)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

You look great! Best of luck to you!

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Well, I'm sure your head is already bursting but I'll add to the throng - you look fabulous!

We'll pray that your labour progresses and that your little one arrives safe and sound.

I felt the same way with my second pregnancy. I wasn't (and still am not) sure if he was our last one or not since we now have a bo and a girl...it was a bittersweet moment to wake up in labor!

blessings!

Musikel44 said...

You look beautiful! I remember being in your shoes not that long ago...it took 2 days after my membranes were stripped and my water broke. Blessings to you as you (patiently) await you new little one!

blueviolet said...

It will be here soon and I hope you enjoy all the little kicks and taps and hiccups until the time comes. I'll be thinking about you.

You look adorable STILL!

Favors With Love said...

Thanks for the update on you and your soon to be here little one! You look great!

I totally get you on the "not quite ready to be done being pregnant". If it is your last at one point you will miss not ever getting to do it again.

Enjoy your last few prego moments!

Angela said...

You look great! I know at this point it's just a waiting game. It sucks, but once she's here time is going to fly by, and then you'll want it to slow down!

*Sending baby-coming-out vibes*

Krystyn said...

You're looking so good. Here's to Isabella showing up before Saturday!

I can't believe you are walking around dilated 5 cm...I never got that far on my own when I was in labor! I bet it's quick once it starts!

Mary said...

Congratulations! You're almost there! I'm 35 weeks along with a baby girl. I love your name choice! Our daughter's middle name will be Isabella.

mfalcon13@hotmail.com

The Jacobsen Family! said...

You look adorable! I'll be praying for your grandma, and for you and your labor/delivery! Hopefully you'll update on Twitter so we know!! =)

Becki said...

Best of luck! Hope you can have the birth experience you want soon!

Candy said...

Oh I can't stand how cute you are its not fair! Hey I think to pass the time how about a picture of Isabella's nursery and stuff?

(and I played the real or not guessing game the whole last 2 weeks of my pregnancy...so not fun!)

Krafty Kristy said...

OMG! I can't wait till I get to this point. I wish you a great labor process. I can't wait to see new baby photos.

I'm 32 weeks Friday and I'm already ready to get this baby out, but it our last one as well and I will really miss being pregnant.

Nancy said...

You look beautiful!! How I wish I was there again (Yea, my youngest is 15)! I loved being pregnant so I understand how you feel. Best of luck to you and your little family!
Could be tonight!
~Nancy

Amanda said...

Good luck! You look great! My doctor said the same thing to me when I was pregnant with my last and I told him before I left the office that he had just jinxed me and I was right! Why do they do that? Anyways I'm sure it will happen soon!

Amanda

Angie Marion said...

I'm praying you have the baby soon! And praying for your grandmother too!

Jackie said...

How exciting! I'm going to agree with the doctor...if you are 5 cm I'm guessing you'll be holding Isabella in your arms before Wednesday! You look beautiful in the photo! Wishing you a quick and easy delivery!

Julia said...

lookin' good girl!! good luck!

CandG~Jill W said...

You look great -you are in my thoughts for a safe delivery!

Shannon said...

Contractions and Blogging at the sametime!? What a woman!
Can't wait to read about the delivery and see the new baby.

Kimberly said...

Wow - it won't be long now and you look incredible! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers and heck, I'd just show up on Saturday - lol!

Kimberly

Julie L. said...

You look terrific! Best wishes with baby. Looking forward to a post :)

Shelly T. said...

Best of Luck to you and your family!

Tara said...

How exciting! I am sure you can't wait!

JamericanSpice said...

Aww she'll be here soon and you look fabulous mama!

Tamara said...

YAY MOMMA! You look GREAT! Enjoy her little movements while you can.

Yasmine said...

You look great, look at your glow!!

Your baby girl will be here very soon! I wish you a healthy and easy delivery.

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

You look stunning! I know you are all very excited. Sending prayers for a easy delivery. Can't wait to see pictures of Isabella.

April said...

good luck! you look fantastic :-)

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

You look absolutly fabulous and I can't believe you are still blogging while 5cm and having contractions!!! I was screaming for an epidural by now!! :-)

I'm praying for you, your family and little Isabella's health and safety. Tell Evan I'm thinking of him and know he'll be a wonderful big brother.

Night Owl Mama said...

ur so so close 5 cm WOW!!!!

Chelle said...

Oh, hon, you look amazing!

And 5 cm?! Wow! I know it will happen before you know it :)

(((hugs))), belly rubs and I hope your labor goes wonderfully for you all!

Nancy said...

You didn't blog yesterday or today... is she here!??? :)

ChiefFamilyOfficer said...

You look beautiful! I hope everything is still going well :)

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