Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Baby Never Coming!

This baby or my body hates me.  I've decided that the baby is never coming.  My body must not know how to have a baby, because if it did, then I would have a baby by now, but I don't!  I went to the doctor yesterday and got my membranes all stripped, but it did not yeild contractions.  It wasn't as painful as I thought it would be, just a lot of pressure, but it made me all hopeful that something would come of it.  But, it has been almost 20 hours and... nothing.  The doctor said that if it had worked, I would start feeling something in 24 hours.  Bubkis!  

I know that I am still 6 days from my due date, but I am more than ready to be done.  Jasmine told me to not get anxious in this final week, but apparently, my emotions do not take good advice.  I'm all frustrated and anxious and I want the baby out.  I am still only dialated to a 1 and 85% effaced.  I've decided that these numbers mean nothing.  They are just cruel ways of saying that the baby is still not here despite my minimal progress.

I have another doctor's appointment on Thursday.  I've decided that I'm just going to schedule an induction after that appointment.  Pregnancy is just the worst.  I want the reward already.

In other news, today is Me and Matt's 2 year anniversary!  Yay, I've been married two full years now.  It feels a little weird to think that I have been married two years, but then it also feels like I have been with Matt a lot longer because I could not imagine my life without him.  We really aren't doing anything to celebrate our anniversary because I'm enormously pregnant and uncomfortable.  But, we will probably take time this summer when Nicole is a little older and we have gotten used to the parenting thing and celebrate then.  I guess the only thing I can be grateful for right now is that the baby is not coming on our anniversary.  I didn't really want to share the day.


Adrianne Miller said...

You will make it! Are they going to wait until you are a week late or will they induce you before that? I hope you can get her out ASAP!
I went to the doctor today and he said that my baby is a big kid. That will be fun for delivery.

Jasmine said...

It took stripping my membranes twice (plus 4 days after my due date) to really kick in the contractions. I was planning for a scheduled induction, too, because I felt like she just wasn't going to come. Then she surprised us and put me into labor on her own.

Hang in there! At least you know that Nicole will be here in less than 14 days one way or the other. :)

Sarah said...

Okay, I'm sorry but you only have a few options in this scenario. Option A) Have her today, tomorrow, or Thursday. Option B) Have her Sunday afternoon or later. Having the Baby Friday or Saturday is simply not allowed!

Marie said...

If she gets her membranes stripped again on Thursday, baby will come Friday...and Sarah will miss it!

I still think she will come on April Fools Day. That would be a cool birthday.

Becky said...

Sarah, you are leaving me little options. Perhaps you planned your trip badly. But, Marie made it to Seattle and back without a Nicole appearance. Perhaps she will wait for you too.

Jenni Blaser said...

I would love for your baby to come soon as well. However, you have to remember that you haven't even passed your due date. So, you can't say, "Never" yet. Besides, she'll be here no later than April 6. So, she'll come and it will be glorious!