November 14, 2012

40 Weeks and 1 Day

 Yep, baby was due on Monday!  Some things I did:
-Went to the doctor, I had moved from 1/2 cm to 1 cm! haha, not that exciting.
-Went to ULTA and got a killer deal on some OPI nail polish, I've been wanting to paint my nails a fun color for the big day :)
-Went to a free carseat check at the hospital.  Feeling very confident in strapping that baby in!
-Finished painting the changing table/dresser for baby's room that we got on Craigslist. I love it!

I had some crazy pains on Saturday that weren't contractions but the pain felt like what I expect them to be.  My doctor thought maybe it was the baby "pulling on my ligaments".  Isn't that a nice thought? He wants me to come on Friday and if I haven't progressed much by then he wants to schedule an induction either next Monday or Tuesday (hopefully I won't have to be in the hospital for Thanksgiving!)
   My ideal timeline: go into labor on Friday/early Saturday morning and have her on Saturday.  I know I'll be finished with everything in her room and her quilt by Friday and that way Devin (or I) wouldn't have to miss any work!

I didn't consider any natural techniques for getting baby here because I felt I still had some things to do, but I think we're going to go ahead and try a long walk tonight and some spicy food.  We'll see!

As reminded to me by my mom: At least I know we passed the 13th, so she'll never have a birthday on Friday the 13th :)

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  1. Good luck, Claire! So exciting! My first was 6 days late. Six very long days. Sounds like you have a great attitude. Can't wait to hear the big news!

  2. Wow, you look GREAT! Hopefully it won't be too much longer! This is the first test of parent's patience.....and you're handling everything amazingly well. I so admire your attitude through the whole 9 month process! What a lucky one to have you for a mom! We are cheering for you!