My girls were both born at 39.1, so if it doesn't happen tomorrow, I'm just hoping for later. I would hate to ruin xmas for them this year. I already figure at this point we'll be doing a couple weeks early or a couple weeks late for parties. Ugh. I really just want to get this over with already.
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Ok, everybody please pray that this is it for me! I've had enough strong contractions in the past hour that I feel like I should at least start timing them. What's most significant is that I had them while out doing stuff, when every other time it's only been while I was sitting around looking for contractions and stopped when I got up.
Good luck Michelle and SG!
Siro, the baby is measuring "big" by ultrasound? I've seen them be more than a pound off at this stage. Unless you have diabetes or eat a whole lot of sugar or non-organic milk, I wouldn't think that would be a reason to induce. But I'm of the "we grow babies we can birth" camp and I've given birth to three babies 10 1/2 pounds or more, so I guess I don't worry about "big" babies so much! I hope you go into labor before thn, but that's just your due date, right? Something like 60-70% of babies naturally are born after their due dates, which makes me feel not so alone.
I'm due tomorrow! Can't believe the day has come that we've been looking forward to for so long...and then the wait and wondering will really begin!
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! My kids are driving me nuts asking me if they can open a present tonight, which ones, what time can they come downstairs in the morning, etc, etc...!! Looking forward to a mellow family dinner, carols and playing Santa's elf; and I love Christmas morning- such fun!
Siro, I would go with your gut feeling about inducing, you can always say you want to wait a few more days, etc. I have been through two inductions for "too small" babies and they are not fun. I'm very grateful to have a midwife this time who is ok with my baby being a bit smaller than average...after all, on the percentiles, someone has to be in the 2nd percentile, just like someone has to be in the 99th percentile, right??
My contractions had picked back up yesterday and my cervix was making good change (hubby and I estimated I was at 6cm)...and then of course I went to sleep and it all slowed down to just enough to wake me up a bunch. Not that I'm not happy that I'm not ruining the birth teams xmas and we can still go to the inlaw's so they're happy, but damn it. I've officially never been pregnant this long and I am SUPER grumpy about it. I don't even care if she has a christmas birthday anymore, I have decided that I want a baby for my present this year! Ugh.