Sunday, February 6, 2011

Waiting

Yep, still pregnant here.

Right now I feel as though I've been pregnant all of my life, and that I will continue to be pregnant for the rest of my life. I know this is ridiculous/impossible, but logical reasoning doesn't always apply to a 9+ month pregnant gal. So go easy on me.

I had my 39 week appointment last Thursday and my midwife announced that I was dilated 4 cm and fully effaced. I started having semi-regular contractions, and we all thought Mr. Jude was coming that night. So my mom changed her flight and arrived sooner than we had planned. My mom missed Delaney's delivery by one hour, and none of us wanted to repeat that scenario.

But here I sit, still very much pregnant. I know I still have a few days until my actual due date, but I was spoiled with going 2 weeks early with Delaney. And I'm really, really uncomfortable. I'll save you the details, but I feel like I'm being stretched apart in all directions. I'm not sleeping, and I get major heart burn when I take a sip of water. BUT--Jude can't stay in there forever. And although I feel badly that I made my mom rush to get here, she has been an amazing help. Delaney is kind of going crazy, and having another adult around has prolonged Delaney's life expectancy by a few years...yes, again I'm being dramatic, but I'm allowed to be, remember?

So if you think about it, please pray that Jude comes soon, and that labor and delivery goes quickly. And painlessly. That's not too much to ask for, right?

2 comments:

Sam, Dana and Maximillian said...

Oh man Karen! Boys! :) Silly jude come out so Mama can meet you and not feel crazy! Praying for you dear friend!

Annette said...

Can't wait to see pics!! Congratulations:)