Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I'm still here....

Many of you might be wondering if I gave birth already by this time since I am already 5 days overdue. I'm telling you, you are not alone wondering....family and friends are calling every day asking the same question. It added to the stress and anxiety, but I know that these people are just as excited as we are. I had my NST (non stress test) this morning and, it looks like baby Andi is just hanging out inside my belly. She is just taking her time....because she knows that a lot of people are waiting for her arrival!

Oh well, just spoke to one of the doctors (since my primary doctor is on vacation) and she asked me to go to her office tomorrow to discuss Induction of labor on Thursday. I will be 41 weeks on Thursday, and still hoping that Andi will come out on her own before then.

If not, I don't have so much choice....

Please include us in your prayers.....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I don't want her to pass her due date :-(

I went to my OB last night for my weekly check up. I did not show up last week, because I thought I will deliver the baby by then. But then I was wrong, she is still here taking her own time. But the good news is, I was 3cm dilated (compared to 2cm the last time) and my OB will be on vacation next week. Oh well, hopefully I will deliver this weekend...still making my fingers cross. My due date is tomorrow, and still have no idea what my baby's plans is. My OB and I discussed last night what will happen if ever I will pass my due date. She scheduled a NST (Non Stress Test) on Tuesday and Friday next week to monitor the baby's heart rate, movements and over all activities as well as the amount of amniotic fluid. If necessary they will induce labor depending on the result of the NST. I told her that as much as possible I don't want to be induce (because I heard that it is very painful). She told me that there is a big chance that I will not reach that far, and will go into labor anytime soon. I am really hoping that she will not pass her due date.

Need prayers!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Waiting Game

This waiting game is terrible! You does not have a single clue when the baby wanted to see the world, all you need to do is wait and endure the contractions and discomfort every single day. The sleepless nights and pain and the feeling that; is this the time ? Every contractions you feel, you always wonder if this is the day. And end up...no it's not, this is just one of those days.

For me, this is the hardest part of pregnancy, the waiting game. You know how hard it is to wait, right ? even for simple things in your life, if you are waiting for something you are always anxious for that thing to arrive, how much more if you are waiting for that little angel that you have been carrying in your belly for nine long months? You have mixed emotions every single day....and in your mind lots of questions too.

.....and yet, I am still here waiting....and waiting...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Busy Day

Yesterday was a busy day for me. Early in the morning, I had to drop my husband at his office since I would be needing the car the whole day. Then at noon, we have a scheduled hospital tour at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. We wanted to orient ourselves what to do and what to expect when the time comes to deliver the baby. At least we would know where to park, where to go and what number to call. It is nice to know these things before hand, so you don't have to panic and get lost on that day. The hospital tour lasted for almost an hour. What I do not like about the set up is that, you will be staying in 3 to 4 rooms on your entire stay. Why can't I just stay in one room throughout the delivery? Oh well, that is the procedure said the lady who conducted the tour. No chance of changing hospital because that is the only hospital where my OB is accredited and it is quite late to do that. I think I just have to deal with it.

In the evening, I have my weekly check up and this time I met another doctor, Dr. Mitchell Newdleman. They do the standard check up, BP, weight, baby's heartbeat, and measured the size of my belly. After that he asked if he could check my cervix if I am already dilated. Indeed I am! My cervix is 50% effaced and 2cm dilated! Gosh, that is why I could already feel like I am almost there. I can give birth anytime now, funny thing; my husband was whispering to Andi if she can go out on the 8th of September, because that is Mother Mary's birthday and our civil wedding anniversary too. Well, all I can say is, let us wait and see :-)