I must have a really awesome uterus.
Because my kids seem to just wanna hang out in there.
I had my regular weekly dr. check up this morning (I'm 39 weeks and 2 days), and...still nothing doing. Caleb seems to be in there like, "Hey, it's warm, I'm cozy. I think I'll just continue to chillax and kick my mom in the ribs in here."
I've been trying to be as patient as possible, knowing that babies come when they come (or come when modern medicine intervenes), but I'm also just plain tired of being pregnant. So, to virtually have the same last few weeks as I did with Norah (dilated 1 cm for about a month with little/no sign of progressing), feels a bit frustrating.
I know that my due date isn't until Sunday, so it's not as though he's officially late. Yet.
So, after the exam, the dr. and I chatted and determined the following course of action: Wait another week, hoping that I'll naturally go into labor in that timeframe, and if I don't, then I'm scheduled to go in Wed, June 1st for an induction. The induction would follow the same pattern of steps as it did when I was induced with Norah -- going in the evening of the 1st and beginning with the Cervidil and then following up the next morning with a cocktail of Pitocin.
Again, I hope to go into labor on my own, but again, I'm thankful to also have a back-up course of action. Knowing that there's an end in sight is helpful; logically, I know I can't be pregnant for forever, but at this point, it kinda feels as though I will be.
Of course, if I do get induced late next week, it will mean that Caleb will entirely miss both of his Grandmas' planned visits. Jerry's mom is planning on leaving tomorrow, and my mom arrives on Thursday, but is scheduled to fly home on Wed, the 1st, so he could miss her too. I know that they were both very well aware that scheduling their trips as they did meant that they could miss his birth, but it still disappoints me that both their trips could be in vain.
Ah well, we'll see what happens in the next week or so.
I'm just crossing my fingers that his chill attitude in the womb (which is the same as Norah's) means that he'll have her same easy-going, laid-back personality as a newborn. Norah was pretty much the world's easiest newborn, and if I get even a smidgen of that with Caleb, I have no reason to complain about going to or past my due date.