Due Date Today!!
Yay! While I know that only 5% of babies arrive on their due date, it is pretty exciting that we have made it to our actual due date - I completed an entire 9 month, 40 week pregnancy and loved it! I am still feeling pretty great too. I think it would be neat if she arrived today, exactly on her due date, but as the hours go by it is looking to be less likely. I am okay with that. I am thinking that having an early morning birth on Sunday May 6th would be neat - laboring under the super moon sounds like it would be really nice.
We have a midwife appointment today at 5pm and while my plan was to not get checked for progress, my husband thinks it would be good so I think I might. I was thinking it might be too stressful if things have not changed and it would cause more people to be contacting us asking how things are going if there has been progress. He assured me that either way, we do not have to tell anyone about the check if we do not want to and that sounds good to me.
Hope everyone is having a great day!
I think as long as you (and your DH) really, really know in your hearts that a check doesn't really indicate much of anything, it's fine to just get some info on what your body is doing. But you could be a fast dilator and go from 0 to 60 in no time even if there's no change now...or you could be at 3 or 4cm for weeks! So...I'm not too worried about you, but make sure DH knows not to get too disappointed OR too excited no matter what the result is.
Yay for the supermoon...what a way to come into the world that would be!
Happy EDD! ITA with what Leigh said. Super moon baby would be fun!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Thanks Leigh and Joy,
That is a good point. My husband has said that he has adjusted his thinking and now is expecting that we are a week or so away. I think that the excitement had gotten the best of him (both of us, really) and we had begun to expect an early baby. Now that we are at the due date, I feel more relaxed and I think he does too. We both understand that first time babies are often late so now we are expecting ours to be late too. I agree...I think that it will be good to remind ourselves before the appointment that "progress" does not necessarily mean we are on our way to labor town.
Happy due date and I hope the supermoon vibes kick your body into starting. That would be an amazing thing to labor under.
Just got back from the Midwife appointment...
The appointment went well aside from an unexplained major jump in weight gain. I had pretty much been level for a month now and I gained 6 pounds this week! Eeek! That said, I am not worried about it. She checked everything, BP is good, I have no swelling at all, she could feel the baby fine (no amniotic fluid issues) and I have not gained "too much" weight overall so, if the midwife is fine with it, I am too. I am thinking I probably have had more water overall lately and I probably have eaten a bit more this week but also, we have noticed that the baby bump has gotten much larger this week also. She is putting on the pounds! Haha. Of course not 6, but she seems to be bigger none the less.
So, as for the cervical exam - we decided to get one. Keeping in mind that it may not mean anything about when we start labor, we found out that we are 4cm dilated, 90% effaced and still at a +1 station! Wow...I am thinking that it really could be any day now. Although I know that some ladies stay at 3-4cm for awhile, the effacement makes me think that we could be moving a bit quicker. I plan on going for a nice long walk tomorrow afternoon and drinking some raspberry leaf tea. Could be soon...
Happy due date!! Glad you had a good appt- don't worry about the weight gain- sometimes it happens! I definitely had at least one week in my first pregnancy when I gained I think 7lbs in one week. And it wasn't the last one, either. I freaked a little, but, I ended up having a healthy baby, being healthy myself, and gaining a healthy amount overall.
This weekend might be crazy for a bunch of babies around here! Your birthing space is so beautiful- the full moon would just add to it!
Mara & Joel, 2009