mysterious ways

Heavenly Father has his own plan for me and my baby. Sometimes I am silly and think things will go by own plans. I think I was getting too comfortable with and set on my own ideas. So... surprise! Change of plans.

We had our "post-dates" doctors appointment yesterday. First we had our ultrasound and checked that baby out. He looked cute as ever, a little squished, but cute as ever. His sweet little baby foot was smooshed up against my side. My dad said he had a little "metaductus" (his foot looked inverted or something). My dad would. The ultrasound technician said he was

"a little over 8 pounds." 

So, after that we went into the exam room to do my non-stress test. They hook up a monitor to monitor any uterine contractions and another one to monitor his heart rate. That way they can tell if his heart rate is accelerating during any activity, enough and for long enough. He was keeping it pretty cool in the 120's for a few minutes. He's so content in there. She got me some Sierra Mist and pushed on him a little bit and everything looked good. Next, the doctor came in...

still 3 cm.

No progression. :( He stripped my membranes to try to encourage labor along naturally. It was "a little crampy" (it huuurt bad). He also said the baby weighs eight and a half pounds. You go baby. So, unless something happens in the next 24 hours on our own, we have an appointment on Thursday morning at 0600 to bring this baby into the world! It's not what I always had in my mind, but I want my parents here, and I want what's best for the baby. I would rather get the baby here and be healthy than wait another few days and the baby ends up with meconium... not worth it.

I love my baby so much and I can't wait for him to get here. I am all nested and ready! I will have a baby tomorrow! I will no longer be pregnant and 40+ pounds over my usual weight tomorrow!

healthy baby = healthy baby

No matter how he gets here... and that's what matters. I have a feeling I'm going to be having lots more sweet babies so I will get more opportunities to have different birthing experiences. We will keep you posted!!! Thank you soo much for all your sweet love and support to me.


  1. yay!!! so close!!!!! I'm so jealous They thought Boston would be around 9 pounds (he was 11.2) They thought Pearcen was around 10 pounds (he was 8.6). I think your guy will be around 7.5. You still look freaking adorable!!!! Good luck tomorrow. Enjoy it. It's amazing!!!!!

  2. i can't believe it is already here!! it meaning the end of nine months, not the unborn babe.

  3. When I saw in google reader that there was a new blog post, I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to see baby pictures and couldn't wait to click on it! Well I supppose I can wait another day...GOOD LUCK tomorrow! YAYAY!!

  4. baby baby bebe bebe bb bb baby baby bebe bebe bb bb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. How exciting Rach. You're there right now and I hope things are moving along nicely!! I totally agree - stripping of membranes HURTS!!!!!! Yikes!! Hope delivery is going smoothly and your healthy little man arrives soon. lots of love!!

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  7. My doctor told me she was going to strip my membranes AS she was doing it. Good thing I'm pretty tolerant to pain. He's gonna be such a cutie! You might just be pushing him out RIGHT NOW! WOO!

  8. GO Rachy Mama!!!!!!!! Love & prayers your way the whole live long day. XO

  9. I've had two c-sections, one 7 weeks before my due date. With my first c-section I cried. Partly because it wasn't how I imagined it, but mostly because I worried about Lenna's health. She was fine and I've since learned I have to have all c-sections. Sometimes I'm sad to think I'll never go into natural labor (actually, that labor would be super dangerous for me) but for the most part, I think that having a baby is having a baby... the experience is just the story that brings you that perfect bundle of joy!