01 December 2011

Any Day Now

Yesterday was my official due date! I knew it would come and go but I am feeling hopeful that she will come on her own. I had my routine check up on Monday and the doctor seemed optimistic that I won't have to be induced. I am 3 cm dilated and just need to start having regular contractions. I have been feeling especially crampy and wonder if these are contractions. Since Monday I've been expecting to go into labor at any minute. I think it was a good idea to continue working to keep me occupied. I even have more energy fueled by the excitement of knowing she is going to make her debut soon! I had an ultrasound today to check on her and make sure my fluid levels are okay. Everything was good and this was the first ultrasound I've had since 20 weeks. Apparently that's standard unless there is a problem but some women get ultrasounds more frequently even in healthy pregnancies. I've always been jealous of that since I would have loved to see her more. I couldn't really see anything since she is so smushed in there but the sonographer confirmed she's in fact a girl and a pretty good sized one. She guessed that she's about 7.5 lbs but considering how fat I was as a baby I think she could very well be a solid 8. Their estimates aren't always accurate though and can be up to a pound off so we will see. My stomach has been itching like crazy and is really tore up. Stretch marks galore and it's red and irritated. At times I have found myself more easily frustrated and feel like I'm PMS'ing but overall I am in a great mood. I've been having trouble sleeping since my mind is constantly racing and thinking about the days to come. All that's left is to be calm and patient while keeping myself busy and before I know it she will be in my arms!

25 Thoughts :

Lesley December 1, 2011 at 4:34 PM  

oh man..I so remember this day with my first. I was out shopping to keep my mind off things and everyone was asking when I was due. They were surprised when I said, "today!!!" I was due December 4th..and was induced 4 days later. but the itching was enough to drive me crazy. It will be over soon..sounds like things are coming along though. good luck mama!

Ali December 1, 2011 at 4:52 PM  

Ahh, you are nearly there! :) So exciting. I have about 12 weeks left until my due date and while I feel unprepared to bring a baby home still, I find myself simultaneously wishing time would speed up and slow down all at the same time. :) I can't WAIT to hear how labor/delivery goes for you & even more I can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful girl! Good luck!!!

brit December 1, 2011 at 5:01 PM  

oh the itching! mine never went away =)

Ryanne December 1, 2011 at 5:05 PM  

Good luck!!!

Kristin December 1, 2011 at 5:59 PM  

Eeeek! Soooo excited for you! She will be here before you know it! Until then, lounge around eating ice cream and make the hubs rub your feet! :)

LOVE MELISSA:) December 1, 2011 at 7:03 PM  

GOOD LUCK!!!

Married...with a Pup December 1, 2011 at 7:44 PM  

Oh no! Well, any day now girl! So exciting!

Caiti December 1, 2011 at 8:09 PM  

So excited for you! Come on, kid!!! :)

Megan December 1, 2011 at 8:15 PM  

I'm so excited and happy for you! I hope you go into labor soon so you can meet that precious little girl of yours. And if you don't post before she arrives, I hope you have an easy and fast labor! :)

Marjorie December 1, 2011 at 8:22 PM  

Ahhh! That's all really good! This way even if you have to be induced (which I doubt) you are already on your way!!! Cocoa butter like crazy :)

Shannon December 1, 2011 at 8:51 PM  

So close now!! :) I am saying a prayer for a safe delivery (soon!) and speedy recovery!

Make Matt write a post when IT happens!!

Venassa December 1, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

The week before my due date I woke up a lot just because I was so excited/scared knowing she could come at any time. Hard to believe your next post might be the one announcing her arrival :) If that's the case, good luck! I can't wait to hear all about her.

MOMMY TALK WITH STEPH December 1, 2011 at 9:26 PM  

Oh, Sean, Sean, Sean. I totally feel for you! I am so sorry! Stretch marks, itching, past due date. Blah. Man. I will keep you in my prayers that your baby will come out asap and that everything will go smoothly! Good luck! Congratulations! Keep us updated! :)

Sara December 2, 2011 at 12:35 AM  

good luck!! this is such a beautiful time in your lives together! sending you well wishes :-)

Lisa December 2, 2011 at 1:06 AM  

Oh my gosh you are so close! I remember the feeling you are having right now. I went to work & was such a long day! You are moments away girl--hang in there! Your life is about to change SO much-for the better :)

The Røsviks December 2, 2011 at 3:31 AM  

Oh Sean, I remember how a day felt like an eternity once the due date came along...people kept telling me to just enjoy the calm before the storm and get lots of rest, but I felt miserable and wasn't able to sleep! I hope that your little girl will soon make her appearance, and I am praying for a smooth delivery. So excited to hear the news of her arrival...it could be any day!

Tory K December 2, 2011 at 9:18 AM  

AHH!! I am so excited for you! And so ready to see pictures when you have a chance to share them! <3 Good luck when the time finally comes!!!

marie December 2, 2011 at 10:35 AM  

I hope you're able to sleep now and just relish your last days alone. Happy to hear you're not stressing out. It's good to learn now that babies do what they want, when they want. Can't wait to see the little one soon........

Shannon December 2, 2011 at 11:50 AM  

I'm sitting on the edge of my computer waiting for this little one to come! Can't wait!!!

Jazz December 2, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

Wishing you so much luck!

Jazz xo
cupcakesnsweets.blogspot.com

Holly December 2, 2011 at 9:08 PM  

Good luck!!! :D

The Presutti's December 3, 2011 at 1:47 PM  

Praying for you! Can't wait to meet this precious little one and I know you can't either!

Chelsea December 3, 2011 at 9:45 PM  

OH my goodness! What an exciting time for you!! I'm wishing you lots of good luck for an easy delivery. I'm sure it will be the cutest little thing ever.

ajs {of MN} December 4, 2011 at 10:23 PM  

thanks for stopping by, thinking good things for you as you waut for your baby girl. baby girls are the most special thing... you are going to be in love... and you wont be able to describe it. ;) i look forward to seeing her!

LOVE MELISSA:) December 5, 2011 at 10:42 PM  

any updates??