40 weeks + 3 days and I’m still pregnant. According to my midwife, things are looking favorable and I am close to going into labor on my own, but just to be safe, we have scheduled an induction for later this week. Honestly, while it feels like things are happening (I’ll spare you the details!), they aren’t yet HAPPENING, and I predict that labor will officially start with the induction.
Everything looks good with the baby – her heart rate was good, I’m measuring right on track, and all of my numbers are still good. However, my midwives feel strongly about delivering by 41 weeks, so I’m following their advice and making sure that happens. They have also assured me that even though we are starting labor with a pitocin induction, that does not mean that I don’t have options as things progress. At my 40 week appointment, my midwife told me she thinks I will have a really beautiful delivery, which was just about the most perfect thing she could have said to me.
I’m feeling a little antsy, but I like knowing there’s a deadline. It’s made it a bit easier to wrap my head around everything and get a few plans in place. The nursery is functional. The bags are packed. The carseat is installed. Everyone is hyped up. We are as ready as we’ll ever be!👶🏻