Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dropped!

Oh yeah, this baby has dropped! I'm feeling lots of pressure and occasionally a sharp pain waaaay down low. Hurts real bad! Every night I go to bed thinking, "This is it. I'm going to wake up soon and it'll be time to go!" My MIL said I've dropped- and she would know because she's seen me in a bikini all summer!

My appointment was great on Friday. NST was fantastic (VERY active babe!) The sonogram went well. Dr K examined me and said I'm still at 1 cm. Ugh! It's not like I'm in a rush to get this baby out, but some progress would be nice! He asked if I wanted my membranes stripped...I was thisclose to saying yes. But when he checked my due date and saw that it was based on the sonograms (and not my last period) he said he'd rather wait. I was both relieved and disappointed, how weird is that?! We're definitely stripping on Tuesday, and after a conversation with my L&D nurse friend, I'm feeling better and better about being induced. She even suggested stripping the membranes on Tuesday. So that is the plan!

My sister was there at the same time and he did strip her. He said she has a 50/50 shot of going into labor this weekend! Let's hope! I REALLY want her to go before me so I can enjoy baby J :)

Audrey is so ready and excited for this baby! Here's what she said at school on Friday:





This morning she found one of my pregnancy books and started looking through the pictures. She got to a page about healthy eating and proceeded to show me all the foods I needed to be eating to get the baby out. "Can you start eating that stuff now please?" :)

Abigail- oh Abigail. She has been testing me lately. She's not napping. She whiny. She will not listen. I'm at my limit. She clearly is needing more attention, so that is what I'm going to try and focus on for awhile. My sweet girl is going to shocked when we bring her little brother or sister home. I want to make the transition as easy as possible for her (for both of them!)

Last week was productive. I did the grocery shopping a few days early. Audrey helped me put up the baby swing, and I took the girls to see our Gator friends at CFA Spirit Night. We went and saw a performance at the children's theater. Today I am in full nesting mode! I got so much done in hopes of getting this baby to move along. Tomorrow we plan on going to the Children's Museum.

I have 3 more nights at home before induction day. Can't wait!

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