As of today, I am 37 weeks and 1 day pregnant!! Officially full term by all standards! She could come tonight and I would be happier then a pig in shit! She doesn't seem to want to make things that easy for me though.
I've been having some contractions off and on. Nothing timeable or really even worth mentioning. Basically just very strong braxton hicks. As of my last appointment though, I am 1 cm dilated and my cervix is very soft and "favorable" so YAY for that! But no action thus far.
However...We do have a date!! I will be induced on the 23rd!! That's in 2 weeks! Because of the SPD, Gestational Diabetes, and the Hypertension, my OB feels it would be in everyone's best interest for her to come a little early. Hey, I don't mind at all!
I am a little scared about the Pitocin. I know it carries a higher risk of a C-Section, as well as contractions being more painful. But honestly, I'm not one of those women who is like "Ohhhh mah gawd!!! I didn't push a baby out of my vag! I'm a failure as a woman!! WAH!" As long as she gets here safely, and is healthy, I couldn't care less how she gets here.
I would like to go into labor on my own if it all possible. So I've busted out the big guns. Acupressure, Cinnamon tea, Evening Primrose Oil, Red Raspberry Leaf pills, etc...The only thing I haven't tried is the sitting over a steaming bowl of coffee grounds trick. But I'm willing to try it! Walking is difficult because of the SPD, and my doctor did tell me to rest up as much as possible. And ever since I told J that the doctor could feel Mackenzie's head at my last appointment, he is too terrified to have sex. I told him not to flatter himself ;)
So far these things have produced some mild contractions, but again, nothing really worth getting excited over. But I am not giving up!!!
So if anyone even still reads this...Which I highly doubt...Send some natural labor vibes!! Otherwise, I will update again once Little Miss is here!