So not much change. A little bit but nothing earth shattering. I am still really healthy with a great blood pressures, I've actually lost 1.5 pounds in the past week, Claire has a very consistent and good heart rate. My doctor did strip my membranes but as you can tell I have not gone into labor yet. It's weird because yesterday I was only 2 days past my due date but it just seems that I am set up to feel hopeless already. Maybe that's just my pessimistic personality. But just the fact that we had to schedule induction plans just really got me down. And I feel the pressure to go through with it because I really want my mom to be here when Claire is born.
We'll see though. I've kind of moved out of my super discouraged phase and now I'm just focusing on whatever I can do myself and enjoying my last moments of pregnancy with Claire. Chris, Will and Eric got me an exercise ball and pumped it up for me so that's been fun to bounce on. I'm about to go for a good long walk this morning and see if this cramping can turn into contractions. I just need to RIPEN UP! Don't worry, Beth! I haven't forgotten some good *lovin*.
I would actually love to have Claire on Friday. Why? August 1, 1977, was my brother Tim's birthday. He passed away a little over 4 years ago. It would just be really special for Claire to have her wonderful uncle's birthday and infuse some light into that day! Maybe some people think it's morbid. Whatever. My family would FLIP if she were born on Tim's birthday! As would I! We'll see.
I don't want to get my hopes up but I don't want to be hopeless. If I haven't gone into labor by Monday I am scheduled to do a non-stress test to make sure things are still okay and the placenta is okay. I am also scheduled to go in for induction on Tuesday night. However, I don't know what will happen with that. If my non-stress test comes back okay I think I might cancel my induction for a few days to give Claire more of a chance to come out naturally.
Above all, I am hoping it doesn't come to that and that she comes on her own before all that! *fist pump!* So any of you that are praying folk, please please pray for our little family and that God will just really give us peace about all of this, help us know the right choices to make and more than anything keep our sweet daughter safe and healthy.