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Almost 39 weeks update

Nov 11, 2009 - 10 comments

Well, well, well...what can I say. 2 cm dilated, 25% effaced, baby still pretty high. Fluid levels good according to US, weight loss this week of 1 lb from last week. BP good. Doc wouldn't strip my membranes today because I tested GBS +. However, she isn't my regular doctor and my doc last week was going to do it if conditions were favorable, which they were/are not. My next appt is 11/19, ONE day before my due date of 11/20. That is with my regular doc. Maybe she will strip me. Maybe it will work. I just never thought I would make it to my due date. I haven't been this pregnant in over 16 years!! I'll tell you also, being this pregnant at 36 is a LOT different than being this pregnant at 20! I feel it. Everywhere. My joints ache so bad. My hips, pains shooting down into my legs, back pain. I'm just ready for this to be over with and it feels like it never will. I know realistically that isn't possible but even a week seems like an eternity. I do NOT want to be induced...so my only option is to wait it out. UGH...castor oil here I come! LOL...

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by Cheyenne_08, Nov 11, 2009
Well here we are...the end of the road! Can't believe you made it this far! The end is in sight! Glad things are going well, and I hope you deliver soon :-)

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by jenstam, Nov 12, 2009
8 days til my due date!! I thought I would have had this baby by now, but guess not! Just REALLY ready...thanks for the note (:

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by mum2beagain, Nov 12, 2009
Jen, it is so good that you have reached full term, your little man is going to be so big, bouncy and healthy. I am so excited and can't wait to see pic's. I'll bet he will look just like big brother Brody!

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by jenstam, Nov 12, 2009
I know, I am grateful and excited to meet this bouncing big baby boy. Brody was so sickly and skinny and early and it broke my heart to see him like that. This guy will greet the world much differently. I can't wait to have him in my arms. I just keep thinking that he is just getting bigger and bigger every day! How much harder will he be to push out??? Time will tell! I just pray I don't go overdue. I pray I don't even make it to my due date!

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by have 2 kids, Nov 12, 2009
Guess this baby is holding out so daddy can stay home through the end of the year!

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by jenstam, Nov 12, 2009
Exactly! He is happy about that! He told me I have to be patient. I have none left and it will only get worse as my due date approaches (:

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by Quinns momma, Nov 12, 2009
Wow, frankly I am amazed and so happy to see you are still preggers. I thought for sure this baby would be a little early. He is gonna be a big one. ;)  He will be here before you knpow it.

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by jenstam, Nov 12, 2009
I have to bring myself back to my original wishes, which is really hard to do at this point. Brody is Ben's first child and he did not get to experience the normal process with him. It made me sad for him, to have that be his first experience with his first child. So, I prayed this time that God would allow us, especially Ben to have that normal experience with a healthy baby that gets to come home right away. Thank you God, for answering our prayers. I need to remind myself of this daily, and also trust my body and this baby to let nature take it's course. I am extremely grateful for this experience this time but also having a difficult time focusing on anything but getting this baby OUT. He can't come today or tomorrow though! Today is my ex husband's birthday and tomorrow is Friday the 13th. I had Summer and Alexa both on the 13th of the month (July and September though), so we have enough 13th birthdays anyhow (: The 14th is the day that Ben picked, so he can be off through Christmas. Now it is looking like he will be off through the end of the year! He took 6 weeks off. This will be another thing I have to pray about-that we don't drive each other nuts being off for that long together! LOL...

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by pertykitty, Nov 12, 2009
its almost time!! i have to ask, you have had babies early and this time on time? i have had my kids early, first was 3 weeks, my dd was 5w1d.  i hope this one will stick around till 38 weeks at least!  i had addy when i was 36 and this time at 38 i have to say is a piece of cake but i dont work.  im only 9ish weeks though hahaha!!

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by jenstam, Nov 12, 2009
Haha!! Pertykitty, you just wait! I did not even feel pregnant until I was about 20 weeks! I only had one go overdue. The rest were all about 2 weeks early, except Brody, who was nearly 6 weeks early. So, like I said above, I haven't been this pregnant for 16 years! I did not expect to go this early. Congrats again, btw...how exciting (:

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