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calvingirl's Pregnancy

My Due Date: January 1, 2019
I have given birth!
Age: 43 years old
Location: Hampton, United States

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35+2 wks - the waiting game / insomnia woes
By calvingirl » Posted 24 weeks ago - 90 views - 1 comment

I'm doing ok. Tired. Moving slower. Up all night with RLS kicks despite meds. Totally par for the course. Baby, I think, has just adjusted herself head down after two days of being miserable as she kicked me all over and stretched me out another two inches. But I'm much lower and out more now, so I think that's what she was doing. I still feel her move all the time, but the quality of the movement is different, like she's no longer facing out. Kicks are to the side and walking is painful in the whole lady parts area...all good signs. She's passed all her NSTs with flying colors so far. I have another one tomorrow. The biggest thing in the future is her big last growth scan on Monday - 36 wks. We see if she's holding steady, decreasing or increasing - plus the whole Group Strep B swab and maybe an internal. All of this will help us determine if she will be induced at 39 or 38 wks. I want to wait till 39 wks, but DH is getting increasingly paranoid and wants her out at 38 wks. Dr. is sympathetic to both and DH's paranoia and fear is catching, so I don't think it would take much convincing to get me to induce at 38. Monday will tell me a lot. If my body is no where near ready and showing no signs of ripening, then an induction in two weeks could fail, and I do NOT want a C-section if I can help it. But my oldest son is going away to Police Academy several hrs away right after xmas and would miss her birth if I wait.

Pros and cons on both sides, but mentally, I still feel like I'll meet her after xmas. I think she needs the extra time. Meanwhile, I'm waiting, working, checking things off my list and pacing in the wee hrs of the morning....sort of like how I will hopefully be doing with a baby in arms come New Years.

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Comment from WaitingwithHope » Posted 24 weeks ago
You’re almost there! I keep checking back here for updates all the time! I hope these next couple of weeks fly by in the best way :)

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