Tuesday, October 11, 2011

40 weeks 3 days update

I'm still here... Still waiting!!
This has to be the hardest waiting game I have ever played! Miss
Raleigh Grace was due to make her apperance this past Saturday, on
October 8th and that day came and went without any signs of her
arrival. So has been the same for every day since then!
My mom and sister got in this past week and they have been anxiously
awaiting her arrival as well. My stepdad and other sister fly in on
Thursday and are leaving on Monday. I never thought that I would have
made it this far and still no little girl.
Yesterday I went to the doctor for my check up and they said that I
was still just barely dialated but that her head was still down super
low which was good news. We are still playing the waiting game and if
by Friday we don't have a baby yet then I have yet another appointment
scheduled in which they will do an ultrasound to check the amniotic
fluid around her and make sure she is doing okay and they will do a
non-stress test in which they hook me up to several monitors and
listen to baby girls hearbeat and such for several minutes - all of
that followed by a regular docs visit. It's at that time that we will
schedule an induction for early next week. The doctor made mention
that there is a good chance that I will go into labor on my own before
then but honestly I don't know if he was serious or trying to make me
feel better ha.
I'm so anxious to meet her and patience has never been one of my
strong suits. I know when I want something and I want it 5 minutes ago
We have tried everything in the book to naturally induce labor but
this little girl is as content as can be I guess! Tonight is a full
moon and my mother in law who works in the nicu says that there are
always more babies born on full moons because of the shift in
gravatational pulls on the earth and thus on our bodies. I'm praying
for a baby tonight or tomorrow. I know that God is in complete control
of the situation and that his timing is PERFECT so now, I just have to
trust in Him!!
Your prayers and encouragement through all of this are so greatly
appreciated!! Maybe next time I post I will be in labor? ;)


  1. Eeeek! I hope you go into labor SOON! :-)

  2. Girl, I was just thinking about you this morning! I was hoping that your blog silence meant you were in the hospital having a baby. Pooey!

    You are so so very close to holding that precious babe--makes me so giddy excited for you. Hang in there, I know its easier said than done!

  3. I am praying for you! Specifically for trust in the Lord. Look how faithful He has been to you; He will continue to be! Can't wait to see your "She's coming!" post! :)

  4. I'm sure you've already done this, but I drank 3 bags of Red Raspberry Leaf tea every day for 2 weeks before Brynlee came...I have several friends who feel like that helped induce labor! Praying everything starts moving tonight!!

  5. I feel you! I was a week late with both my girls. Had to be induced for both. Ok, so I didn't have to be induced, but when you are a week late, you'll do anything {beg} to get the kid out. ha! :)

  6. This always worked for me to start labor. S.E.X. Yup. Every time after a good ol romp, within 24 hours, I went to into labor. You have to go and so does he. Your, um you know, releases oxytocin , which naturally induces labor. Semen softens the cervix. I actually started labor, this last time, within 30 minutes of some adult time.

    Good luck! And sorry for the TMI.


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