38 & 39 Weeks Pregnant

Well I never ended up getting induced as my blood pressure numbers improved. It’s hard to be 39 weeks pregnant, you never know if today might be the day. I’m not the type of person that can just go with the flow. I like to have a plan and a schedule and the birth of a baby is so unpredictable. I ended up having my mom and stepdad come to town just in case since they live a plane ride away. I wanted to make sure that they didn’t miss the birth.

My Dr. keeps saying that he’ll be here any day. I really wish she wouldn’t as it just get my hopes up. At my 38 week and 2 day appt. I was 2cm and 80% effaced. At that appt. My Dr. stripped my membranes, which really didn’t hurt (I’ve had a lot of people tell me that it does). She stripped my membranes again at 39 weeks and 2 days.  I’ve been trying all the old wives tales to try and speed up my labor. I have been taking evening primrose oil, drinking red raspberry leaf tea, walking and sitting on my exercise ball. Hopefully something will happen soon!