Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sooner than I thought...

Well, it looks like I will be meeting my baby girl a little sooner than I expected.  I went for my weekly doctor's visit on Tuesday (Valentine's Day).  I am dilated 2 and a half cm now (up just a little from last week).  Everything looks really good.  The only concern Dr. P  has is the size of my baby girl.  He said that I have a "good sized baby" in there, and it would be best  not to let her get too much bigger.  He didn't give me an estimation on her weight or anything like that.  I am thankful for that because I think any type of  number may have terrified me.  Anyway, we are scheduled to induce labor this Thursday, February 23 if Charlotte has not arrived on her own before then. 

I have so many mixed emotions.   I am so ready to meet her!  I have waited so much longer than 9 months to have this baby!  However, it seems unreal how quickly everything is happening.  She will only be 12 days early, and the doctor assures me this is not too early to deliver.  Part of me is nervous about the delivery aspect as well.  So many labor horror stories float around.  However, no matter what, she will be so worth it. 

My plan of action is to focus on the excitement of meeting her and holding her.  I will use this to get me  through whatever may come.  Please say a prayer for our upcoming delivery!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

36 Weeks....Still in Awe!

So, I just got home from my 36 week appointment.  First of all, let me say that I still have a hard time believing I am really 36 weeks pregnant.  I am so thankful for this baby.  I dreamed of this for so long.  It's surreal.

I had my baby shower in the middle of January.  It was awesome!  I  was never really sure I would get the opportunity to have one.  I got so many cool presents.  Even more important than presents, I left my shower with such a feeling of love.  I felt loved and I felt the love everyone has for Charlotte.  I am so in love with her, and I can't wait to  meet  her.

My visit to the doctor today made this pregnancy even more real.  I am dilated 2 cm and the doctor said she is quite low.   It is so exciting to know that I am progressing.  For so long I was frustrated with my body because it didn't seem to do anything is was supposed to!  Finally, I feel like my body might not be so broken after all.  It's taken me so far. 

I thought I would be more concerned/nervous/scared about the labor & delivery.  I really feel peace about it all.  I know it won't be comfortable(duh!), but it will be so worth it.  I've been waiting so much longer than nine months to meet this sweet baby.  I dream of her sweet face very often!  I can't wait to meet her!