Well here we are at 40+ weeks! Yes, my due date has come and gone! I cannot believe that I am still pregnant. Due dates really suck. You look forward to this date, and it becomes etched in your mind for 10 months, only to get to that date and have NO signs of labor! I would like to change due dates to occur at the end of 42 weeks so that most women would have their babies early! I have learned that I am possibly the most impatient person I know, and this is perhaps why God has left the little guy in there for so long! I went to the doctor on Tuesday and of couse, I wasn't dilated, effaced, or dropped. I was really discouraged because I was having contractions in my back every 20 minutes for the past day, but unfortunately she thought it was just prelabor pains. The Dr. had already developed a plan for Graham's entrance into the world- I am to be induced on Tuesday (at 41 weeks) with Prostaglandins, followed by Pitocin first thing Wednesday morning. There is an increased risk of C-section because my cervix is unfavorable, and therefore the prostaglandins are supposed to help ripen me up! I am scared of the C-section route, partly because I have never even been in the hospital before, but I have forced myself to become ok with it just in case because I want my baby to be healthy. Thank goodness I have a Dr. who sincerely wants things to occur naturally, and said that she will do everything possible to avoid a c-section, as long as the health of the baby and myself remains great! Having an end in sight gives me a sense of peace that I have needed badly in the past month. I cannot believe that my sweet baby will be here in just a couple of days. On the upside, I feel great! Yesterday Eric and I went swimming which felt amazing to my tired body! I am going again this evening! I must admit, it was difficult stripping down to a tank top and little swim skirt (cannot fit into any of my suits lol) when little college co-eds were skipping around the pool in their bikinis. I even laughed to myself when I realized that as they sat there and sipped on their beers, they felt sorry for me and my cankles floating around in that water. Ahhh, those were the days haha! Just wait, I'll be a hottie again one day! I am so motivated to get my body back in shape.
I am super excited that yet another one of my Bham ladies is pregnant!!!!!! I love that Graham is going to have lots of buddies around his age to play with, and I will have lots of friends to relate to! Lesley's pregnancy is moving right along, she is 24 weeks and is looking absolutely adorable. Blakely Jewel is the prospective name for the little princess in her tummy, and we are so excited to get to meet and spoil her. Here is a pic of us last weekend grilling out at her house!
Last but not least, here is a 40 week belly pic of me. I have really enjoyed documenting everything about this pregnancy in photos and in this blog, and I am going to continue writing about life as a mommy so I hope y'all will still read! Thanks for all of the support and I will keep all of you posted on sweet baby Graham's arrival! Have a lovely weekend!