I had yet another doctor appointment this morning and here is the scoop: I have made little if any progress in the whole dilation game. My cervix is what the doctor keeps calling "unfavorable" meaning that if she were to induce labor, I would have a rough go and probably not be able to deliver a baby and end up with a c-section anyway. I am currently 39 weeks pregnant which does not make me "full term" yet so the plan is to wait another week and see what happens then. At my next appointment, I am scheduled to have another ultrasound to estimate his weight and see how giant they think he might be. This will help us decide on whether to go ahead and schedule a c-section or to wait and go overdue and see if my cervix decides to become favorable. I have a whole week to decide or go into labor on my own. I have been trying many of the old wives' tales to no avail.....which, according to the several nurses I have asked as well as my research, are just that: old wives' tales. THEY DON'T WORK.
You may ask,"Kelly, aren't you a little frustrated?" The answer would be, "Yes, I am."
You also may ask, "Kelly, aren't you tired of people asking you if you're sure there is only one baby in your belly?" The answer would be, "Yes, I am."
And you may ask, "Kelly, do you wish that you could once again bend over easily to tie your own shoes?" Again, the answer would be, "Yes, I am."
Regarding those pressing and important questions, I have to say that there are women who are in much worse shape than I am at 39 weeks pregnant. I am grateful that the baby and I are both healthy and that I can still be up and around at this point, doing the things that need to get done. And despite all the frustrations that I feel right now, at the end of this I am going to meet a beautiful baby boy named Abbott and I will love him....regardless of how he makes his grand entrance into this world. :)