Thursday, October 14, 2010

Patience is a virtue......

...and I DONT have it! :( I think this is a big lesson for me. Those who know me, know that I am one of the world's most impatient people! I always snoop for birthday and Christmas presents, (sorry!) Im very hard to surprise and I am one of those crazy women who paid $90 to find out the sex of my baby 4 weeks early! So, the fact that I have had to wait 6 days past my due date is making me crazy!
I really believe that God is in control and he knows what he is doing as far as how long this baby has to "cook", but seriously? This is getting ridiculous! I have said from the beginning I do not want to be induced unless there is a medical reason....well I would prefer to give birth to a newborn and not a 4 month old so I'm thinking inducing might be our only option at this point haha! I go to the Dr. tomorrow morning so we will see what they say.
The thing that is most frustrating is that my body has been doing what it is supposed to...I made it 3 cm and 70% effaced over a week ago and still no labor!I have had cramps and contractions, sharp shooting pains in not so fun areas, and it all has lead to NOTHING! At this point I can only pray that something happens on it own tonight so I can avoid the dreaded induction. Call me silly, but I really want to know what its like to shoot up out of the bed and say to my husband "I think this is it!" Josh has had the video camera next to the bed for 3 weeks now hoping to capture this moment on camera. I know having a healthy baby  is the ultimate goal, but I just thought it would happen differently...and maybe it still will. :) In case something happens tonight here is my 41 week update!

 This is what I wear everyday :) Its all that fits....

I NEVER thought I would have
an outie haha! 
The bare belly...he looks like he is going to fall out!

*How far along?: 40 weeks 6 days

*How big is baby?: Im thinking 8-8.5 lbs

*Weight Gain: 43 lbs total...still holding steady

*Sex: Sweet Baby Boy!

*Maternity clothes: Packed up all the summer stuff last weekend and now live in sweats and Josh's T shirts....and not all of those fit! :)

*Stretch marks: Still have a few under my belly near my appendix scar...already started the mederma lotion :)

*Sleep: Still pretty good...waking up 3-4 times a night to pee but always go back to sleep

*Symptoms:My skin hurts! I think he is going to bust through my belly button!

*Movement: Yes but its a lot slower.

*Food cravings: Nothing this week...actually not much of an appetite.

*Labor signs: 3cm and 70% effaced last week....we go back tomorrow to see whats going on....

*Belly button in or out: Out...and it looks wrong.

*What I miss: Being able to sit up, taking a deep breath, walking normal, sleeping on my back, sleeping through the nite, not peeing every 5 minutes, my ankles! I think you get the idea ;)

*What I'm looking forward to: Having a baby.....sometime before Halloween :)

*Best moment of the week: No more work until January!


  1. I wish he would come tonight. I know that everyone is stalking your profile page and here as well! I cannot wiat to see pictures of Brett. He is going to be beautiful and you will be such a great mommy.
    Cannot wait to read a birth story!
    Hoping for tonight. Wishing you and Josh all the patience in the world today- I dont have it either!

  2. Thanks Katie!! I know you are anxious about your big day! Try to soak in every moment because it all goes by in a flash! I remember our wedding in was such a crazy day but the best one of my life...until this baby is born at least! :)

  3. Hang in there Sarah!! I have to give you credit, because I finally had him when I was 3 days overdue. The night before we went to a wedding and reception, danced, I had some wine, and the next morning had sex as usual and FINALLY my labor started!! Wishing you luck girl!!!