Thursday, January 13, 2011

What Day Will it Be?

 

I have found it interesting that as a young woman approaches labor, the question in everyone's eyes remains: What Day Will it Be? Shoot, the question in her own eyes is the same! She wakes every morning and hears the date announced on the news:
Today IS January 13, 2011.

And this young woman thinks: "Will THIS be my son's forever celebrated birthday, will THIS day be the first date written BEFORE the dash on his tombstone when his days are over. I know, how morbid of me to think about his life in that regard especially considering that his before-the-dash-date has not even happened yet. But, will today be the day?

I offer you an opportunity to make a guess by commenting on the blog. But before you make the guess, let me provide you with some information that may/may not help, but I do warn you gentleman readers, SKIP  the next paragraph if you are uninterested in my progress at the Dr. office. :) Jus Sayn'.

  • I have been at 1cm for THREE visits.
  • My actual due date is Sunday, January 16, 2010
  • My cervix is still posterior (facing the back) which SHOULD come forward when active labor begins
  • The baby has NOT dropped.
  • The baby is low, and (head down) which makes no difference in the start of labor, by the way
  • the word "effacement" has not been said, and when asked about, said in reply: "maybe a little."

So, please comment on my blog YOUR educated, or non-educated good feeling in the comment section of my blog. If you are not a blogger, I welcome comments from ALL folks, just leave it "anonymously" and just sign your name to it, so I know who you are.

A prize for being right, you wonder?? Well, you get to meet Daniel on the day you suspect he is born, of course!!!! Duh!!! What better gift could there be?!?! :)

So far:

Ralph said TODAY was the day

Jill Higg says that Saturday, Jan 15th is the day.

I happen to think that Wednesday, Jan 19th is the day (because of a full moon AND I tend to want to submit to my husbands wishes to deliver on a Wednesday)

So, What is your guess?

And while you are at it… how long in inches do you think he will be?

How much will he weigh?

Now for my latest update:

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Other than the information you have already read:

I am doing fine emotionally remaining pregnant day after day. I have heard that the last little stretch can be incredibly anxious and nerve racking (sp?) for an expectant mom, not to mention uncomfortable.

I am fine.

I am anxious (not sure what to expect) to meet my son.

I am EXCITED to meet him.

I do realize that he is easier to take care of INSIDE of my body vs. OUT.

I am pretty comfortable. I suffer BIG DEAL  heartburn, but, it's temporary and I have lived so far.

Weight? 177-192.5 (as of my last visit, so my total went DOWN a little, yay!)

Those of you guessing the due date: you should know:

I go back to the Dr. on Wednesday the 19th-  (which is 3 days past due) to do an ultrasound to check his weight (to be sure that he is not too big) check amniotic fluid levels (to be sure that it is still enough) and a non stress test (to be sure that he is thriving in there)

IF all checks out fine on Wednesday we continue to wait.

If we are still waiting by Sunday, Jan 23, 2011 then I will check in to the hospital that evening after dinner or so, and begin the cervix softening phase, and then wake up on Monday, January 24, 2011 and be induced.

Induced.

I hate that word.

My Dr. does not like to go over a week past the due date.

Honestly, I don't like the thought of more than a week either. BUT, I really don't like the idea of being induced.

Inductions come with complications, higher rate of C-sections, stronger, longer contractions, etc. And it is entirely possible that I call him back and re-evaluate this plan and allow a longer time just in case. . maybe to the 26th? :) What is two more days?

I realize to some it is no big deal, to others it is, but I am hoping the word will be avoided altogether because I am hoping Daniel is READY to come out on his own without medical manipulation or convincing BEFORE the 24th! So don't forget to make your prediction!

7 comments:

Aaron and Lisa said...

My guess is Saturday, January 22! He will be about 8 lbs. We are praying for your delivery.

Marti said...

I think you will follow your Mother and Nanny and your water will not break. I think Daniel will be 20 inches long and weigh 7 pounds and 4 oz. I think he will come into this world on Sunday 16th in the evening. I love you so much!!

Sarah said...

I think he will be born on the 22nd.

Our Family : ) said...

January 18, 2011

8 lbs 2 oz

21 inches long.

I'm specific in my guessing! :)

Lilly's Mom (Desiree) said...

I am going to go with you, the 19th!! I've always heard the full moon thing. :) Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

I am going to guess January 20th. I will guess his weight to be 8.2 and he will be 20" long. I pray he comes SOON without an induction!!!

Judie :)

ms. p said...

My guess is Monday, Jan. 24th! And he will be 21 inches and 8 pounds 1 ounce.

:)

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