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.