Sunday, April 29, 2012

Overdue - 40w4d

Well, I'm still here...waiting. I'm officially four days past my due date and the little stinker seems to be perfectly content on staying inside.

At this point, I'm feeling very heavy and just all around uncomfortable. I can't do much because I can't walk for very long periods of time, sleeping is just painful and I wake up at least 3-4 times per night, and I most definitely need to be near a bathroom at all times. I love this little guy so much, but I just wish he'd come out. Doc and I are going stir crazy just waiting and responding to a gazillion texts from friends and family wondering if he's here yet. 

I have another doctor's appointment on Wednesday and I'm assuming at that time they'll ask me if and when I'd like to induce in case he doesn't want to arrive before 42 weeks. Our hospital's policy is to induce if they baby hasn't arrived by 42 weeks because studies have shown that after 42 weeks there is an increased risk of stillbirth. I hope it doesn't come to that and I go into labor naturally, but if not, at least there's light at the end of the tunnel!

5 comments:

Jen said...

I hope he makes his appearance soon!

TurtleMama said...

Can't believe you are still pregnant! I am so worried about going early, but I think most first time moms end up going past their due dates. I hope that he will decide to come on - I know you and Doc are so ready to meet him! Good luck and keep us posted.

newbie said...

Oh my gosh Sooz, I hope he comes soon!! Hang in there, thinking of you.

Kelli said...

oh man! is he here yet?! hope you are hanging in there! =0) oxo

ventingvagina said...

is he here yet? is he here yet? i hope so, mama!!! congratulations! xoxoxoxo. (i've been reading, just awful at commenting.)