Bumpdate :: 40 Weeks + 4 Days

Date
Jan, 29, 2016
Even Miracles Take a Little Time

 

BumpdateWell baby berto is still taking her sweet time and cooking away. I just wanted to share a little update with you. We had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and I’m currently 1 centimeter dilated and 70% effaced. So making some progress, but still not really a good indication of anything. And P.S. those internal exams are NOT fun. Nope. No thank you.

Our midwife gave us the option to induce today or wait another week until next Friday, which is the latest she feels comfortable letting me go. As much as I want to meet this little babe, we decided to wait. I’d really like to avoid being induced if possible. I’ve heard so many mixed opinions about it, like how it can make contractions worse and can cause a higher risk of C-section. If there’s no reason to induce right now, what’s the point? If she’s not ready, she’s not ready. Hopefully, this decision will give her the chance to come on her own naturally and we won’t have to worry about induction.

We had another sonogram and did a non stress test to make sure the baby is still healthy and not at risk and everything looked great. I’ll go back Tuesday and Thursday to do them both again.

Even Miracles Take a Little Time

So now we keep waiting for this little nugget. We’re praying she comes before next Friday, but we’ll just have to see what God’s plan is. In the meantime, I’m just trying to stay busy and not think about it. I think I’ve cleaned the house every day. At least we’ll be ready for her 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

January 27, 2016

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13 Comments

  1. Reply

    Marie, The Interior Frugalista

    January 31, 2016

    I think you made a great decision Bre. I was induced both times and ended up with c-sections. If you can avoid that from happening, all the more power to you. Wishing you the best for delivery of Baby Berto.

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    Rachel

    January 31, 2016

    Let me encourage you, I just gave birth to our son early Sat who was 12 days past due. We also waited instead of being induced and he came when he was ready! Hang in there, you’ll be holding your sweet baby soon!

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    Kristi

    January 29, 2016

    Won’t be long now my friend! xo

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      brepurposed

      January 29, 2016

      XO

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    Caroline

    January 29, 2016

    Good luck. I was told to do the following and it worked for my two as I was 5 days late. Squats, walking 5kms, spicy food and sex.
    Not sure which one did the job but it worked.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      January 29, 2016

      Thanks Caroline! I’ve been trying all of those things! Hopefully something triggers her along 🙂

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    Patty

    January 29, 2016

    Gosh, what a fun and exciting time for you and your husband! I agree that your picture is just what we needed to see right now. Side note for me……all three of our children were born within 24 hours of that internal exam. Almost like it was their wake up call or something. We shall see!

    Good luck and waiting for that birth announcement….and the name!!!

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      brepurposed

      January 29, 2016

      Lucky you! I’m well past 24 hours from mine and still nothing haha. Hopefully she’ll be arriving soon 🙂

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    Kimm at Reinvented

    January 29, 2016

    I agree, don’t be induced if you don’t have to. It’s no fun if you’re not ready. Can’t wait to see this sweet baby girl!

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      brepurposed

      January 29, 2016

      Totally agree! Hopefully she’ll be here soon!

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    Audrey

    January 29, 2016

    And I love this picture of the two of you!

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    Audrey

    January 29, 2016

    My first child was a week ‘late’. Sometimes they are just not ready. I think you were wise to wait. I’ll be praying for you and Dan and your new baby this week!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      January 29, 2016

      They can be so stubborn! Thanks for the well wishes Audrey!

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