Still pregnant over here. I wasn't sure if I'd be giving you all an update or not but we got great news at the doctor and God has answered lots of prayers and we are in full on excitement mode! I still feel very calm about being overdue and have enjoyed the last few days having nothing to do (because ya know I planned on having a baby) but to be honest, I got very emotional last night and into this morning. I know our baby will come when he is ready and God's timing will be perfect, I just was going through all the different possibilities in my head of if/what/when/how. My doctor doesn't want me to go past 41w which is Monday and I wasn't sure if he would be around this weekend, etc. So I spent way too much time thinking up possible scenarios and getting worked up over something I couldn't control. I remember reading someone say that your emotions skyrocket when you are overdue and man oh man is that true! Last night I just started crying as we were praying and Jon asked why and I told him I had no clue, I just needed to cry. It felt so good!
Embry spent the day with me yesterday trying everything to get her cousin out... jumping in his crib, playing with his toys, breaking in his swing and giving him lots of kisses and raspberries.
We went to the doctor today and are making progress! I hadn't dilated since 37weeks so that was another thing that was keeping me awake at night. Despite having some good contractions since our appointment Monday, no contractions showed up on the NST but baby's heart rate was great. I am now 3cm dilated (1 up from Monday!) and 85% effaced... my body is ready but baby boy is comfy! I had my 4th membrane strip (I don't know if I could handle another) give us a 90% chance of going into labor within he next 48 hours. This was great news! Also great news, my doctor is on call all weekend so God-willing, he will deliver our son. We go back bright and early on Friday morning for another progress check and to talk about our options of getting things started. More than anything I want to go into labor on my own but I am confident that the Lord has a beautiful story already written for our son's birth and our prayers are that we calmly adapt to His will these next few days.
Y'all I think I could write a whole post on what we've done to try to induce labor and obviously failed at. 4 membrane sweeps, sex, intense walking, pineapple, spicy foods, yoga ball bouncing, using my breast pump, pressure points in my feet. Nothing. Doctor told me the best thing for me to do right now is rest so rest I will! Our bags our packed and we are ready for you baby Hart.
Thank you for praying for us! Keep praying!
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