May 16, 2011

Overdue Club

I am officially part of the overdue club.  Today, I am 40 weeks and 3 days pregnant.  Seems like a lot to me, since I have 3 previous children and never made it to my due date. 

I was pretty sure this little guy would come early.  Everybody around me seemed pretty sure as well.  He has proved us very wrong. 

I was certain I was going into labor a few times already, all for the contractions to suddenly dwindle down and disappear.  Last night was one of those times, I had contractions that woke me up at 2:30 a.m. coming every few minutes apart and then by 5: 30 a.m. they stopped.  I was very disappointed.  I feel like I will be pregnant FOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVER!

I want to have a natural unmedicated childbirth like I did with my others.  So I am really trying to avoid induction.  I was at the OB office on May 12th, the day before my due date, and I ended up seeing a doc that wasn't my doc.  She was a bit too pushy, wanting to strip my membranes and schedule and induction for the next day.  I told her I was not ready.  I wanted to give this baby at least some time to come naturally.  She tried using various scare tactics which I did not appreciate.  I left feeling pretty frustrated.  After I left, I called and talked to a nurse, who then spoke to my doctor and agreed to let me go a week and half past my due date.  I was glad he was more willing to work with me after the other doc made it seem like strict policy to induce around due date.  I told her I wasn't sure I wanted to wait quite that long either but at least a few days to a week but only after checking baby was still doing well, with an ultrasound and/or NST test.  I really wanted this baby to pick his birthday not have it picked for him.  Hope you are listening baby!

Tommorow afternoon, I have a follow-up appointment with my OB, although I really I hope this baby is born before then.   I know every birth is different though so I will just have to wait and see.

Below some random pics of the last few weeks.


  1. Oh boy...going late is so hard. You keep thinking it is going to happen. My second was born 3 days late and he came super 12 minutes after getting to the hospital. I had contractions like yours for days before and then when they finally came for real, I didn't really believe it so I waited probably too long to head to the hospital.

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that baby picks the day...and soon!

  2. My Vivian was overdue and one of the dr's I saw at my almost 41 week appt was the same way- trying to scare me into being induced basically that very day. I told her I really wanted to wait, even just a few more we scheduled the induction for later in the week to give her some more time. Go figure, the night before the induction date I went into labor on my own and had her the next day, like I was "scheduled" to :) Hope you go into labor soon! My good friend on mentioned last time here is being induced today, she was due the 5th!

  3. Praying that baby comes pretty soon! Glad you are still feeling pretty good though!

  4. I hear you, girl!! Hoping that little guy pics a very soon birthday! :)

  5. Thanks ladies! I know the time will come but it is hard waitig. I am actually feeling like things could happen soon - lots of signs ~ hope so anyway. =)

  6. HI
    My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Alexa is a courageous, strong and a determined Fighter. She is a Brave Warrior, Smilen Champ, and an Inspirational Hero.
    Congrats on having a new baby hope the baby comes soon.
    I was born with a rare life threatening disease.


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