we made it!
due date day has arrived (and is actually about to leave...haha!)
i was fairly confident that i would make it to my due date, given lack of any labor signs and that i made it there with ian as well (although with his induction, he was actually born on his due date!). i am fully in support of making sure babies stay in the womb as long as they need, i.e. a full 40 weeks, however now i'm here, i'm sooooooo ready to have this baby!
this morning ian and i headed out to baby boot camp, as per our normal wednesday routine. the weather today was really weird and we had a mini heat wave. 86 degrees for the high and wicked humid! i thought we were done with summer!!! well, even in the unexpected heat, i worked out hard with the hope of making this baby possibly thinking about coming out soon, but not even one braxton-hicks contraction haha. now my quads are just really sore...lol. once we were done there, we visited hubby at work (who brought down gourmet donuts from his morning meeting...way to a nine month pregnant woman's heart!) and headed home for a shower (for me) and a nap (for ian). the afternoon saw us at my 40 week appointment, where my midwife assured me i will go into labor and that currently everything looks great. i have appointments booked for next week, should i still be pregnant in eight days...ugh. we ran a few errands this afternoon and came home to spend some time with hubby before dinner and bed. the evening was spent with a lovely friend who came to keep me company since i'm not in labor yet! all in all, a completely normal day. i feel absolutely fine. october 15th has been in my head as our end game for nine months now and it's slightly weird that it has come and gone without significance. guess baby h2 has decided that the 15th was not the day to be born after all ;)
i have no comparison blog post this week, as i was in hospital delivering ian at 40 weeks...no one wants to see pictures of that hahaha! from here on out we are in uncharted territory. we will just have to wait and see when baby decides to come!
dear little one,
not a fan of october 15th, hey? that's ok. i don't mind, just as long as you aren't aiming for october 29th ;) we had an uneventful, albeit hot, day today full of normal occurrences, errands and the like. i keep waiting to have that feeling of "this is it", but so far you seem comfy and cozy in there. this past weekend, your auntie becca had her baby...sweet vivian lynn...and i got a lovely reminder of those blessed newborn snuggles. my arms are itching to hold you, even more than before!
your big brother, having been to the hospital to meet vivian, is now going around saying "mummy hospital baby soon". he is definitely getting it, although who knows what he will actually think when you are out here with us 24/7!
i hope you are staying strong and healthy and will decide you are strong enough to be born soon. i just hope it won't be too much longer...who knows how much weight you are gaining in these last few days! the midwife today estimated you are around eight pounds right now and i sure hope she's close. we love you, baby...come meet us soon!