Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Baby Update - 40 Weeks

40 weeks and baby
is still hanging out
Today is Baby Marron's due date. I know that the due date doesn't mean a whole lot, but there is apart of me that is amazed we made it here. It has been a long road, but all in all a pretty good one.

Physically I am still feeling pretty good. The aches and pains that I have had for months are still there, but I think I have just gotten used to them. I know that someday my right finger tips will no longer be numb and I will be able to wear my rings again.

Mentally and emotionally, I am a little on edge. I have been doing everything I can to persuade baby to come since 37 weeks and it is beginning to wear on me. I feel like my induction date is looming and that is unnerving. I had to push pretty hard to get 40 weeks and 5 days (she wanted to induce at 39 weeks 2 days), so I know that my doctor will not be happy if I try and push it some more. My next doctor's appointment isn't until Friday, so I just keep reminding myself that I have time.

This week I am really trying to focus on relaxing, which is easier said than done. Yesterday I had a great prenatal massage. The therapist also gave me some pressure points to help encourage things. It feels good to use them, so it can't hurt. I also have an acupuncture session scheduled for tomorrow. Lots of walking and yoga are also on the plans for this week. Pregnant or not physical activity helps me relax.

Speaking of physical activity, I tried running during my walk this morning. I only think I made it a minute and looked really silly, but it felt pretty good. Except for the whole baby smashing into my bladder part.

In general, people are starting to annoy me a bit. They really say the stupidest things to pregnant ladies. At least there is not a whole country waiting for the arrival of this baby, just a few important people.

I am excited that by this time next week it is likely that baby Marron will be here.