Thursday, July 11, 2013

38 Weeks

We made it to 38 weeks!  I am getting so excited to meet this baby already.  Owen is also.  He has asked why she is in my belly and when he can hold her.  He talks to my belly and tells his sister he loves her.  He talks about his baby sister constantly.  I know he is going to be a great big brother and I am so excited to see how they interact together.

At my appointment with my midwife yesterday Charlotte's heartbeat was 142 bpm.  I did not have my midwife check my cervix for several reasons.  One, I do not want to introduce bacteria or anything into my body if it is not necessary.  Secondly, I do not feel like my body is ready for labor.  I do not feel like labor is coming any time soon.  Also, even if she did check me, it is not an indication whether or not labor is eminent or not.  With Owen I was dilated for three weeks before going into labor.   I still have two weeks until my due date, and four weeks before she gets her official eviction notice.   While I am so ready to meet my daughter and see the interaction between her and Owen, I want her to come in her own time.  I am not going to rush her.  Although doing some yoga, walking the stairs, chiropractic care, and bouncing on the yoga ball wont hurt, right?

1 comment:

  1. I also don't see any reason to check for dilation especially when your full term.

    Every women labors differently and I had a friend that was dilated to a 5 for weeks..