Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 6/9/16

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I’m 37w4d along now. :)

So, I’m pretty sure I’m no longer allowing cervical checks. At least not until I’m in full-blown labor. There is no risk of pre-term labor anymore since I’m full term (so they don’t need to know if I’m dilating more), and dilation gives NO indication of pending labor, so it is unhelpful, uncomfortable, and probably not all that good for me.

I’m also having major second thoughts about going through with an induction. We’ll see how things are going come another week and a half, but I’m now wondering if the cons don’t outweigh the pros. I really have mixed feelings. My husband and I are praying about it.

I feel a calm about the last days/weeks of pregnancy that I didn’t feel even a week ago. I think I’ve realized that this is it (it’s really almost over!) and my baby won’t be nice and comfy inside for much longer. While I’m physically tired (especially of contractions), I’m cherishing the last bit of pregnancy. ♥

Stephen decided to stay home from work today. We ran some errands this afternoon with the kids, and then picked up dinner for them at the Honey Baked Ham Co. I made myself a grilled cheese sandwich once we got back home since I’m not eating deli meat at the moment.

One of the errands was stopping by Publix to pick up some produce. I’ve been looking into good one-handed snacks for new moms and an obvious one is cut up fruits and vegetables. I’ve got some ranch dressing in the refrigerator – I’m good to go! Now to get some cashews, raisins, and other easy and healthy snacks. :)

I’m reading another book by Katherine Center. I had started a book by Emily Giffin but it was bringing me down. :/ The characters weren’t relatable and I just didn’t like the way the story was going, so I let it go. I’ve not read much in the new one by Center but so far, so good. Hoping to read a chapter or two more tonight before Maggie and I watch the old Drew Barrymore movie, Never Been Kissed.

Have a great night!

4 thoughts on “Thoughts & Happenings 6/9/16”

  1. I’ve refused any cervical checks so far! It just makes me anxious and it’s unnecessary. If you’re dilated or effaced, then you get discouraged if it’s slow going. But if you’re not dilated or effaced at all yet then you feel like you’ll be pregnant forever! With my second, my midwife “accidentally” broke my water doing a check and that is absolutely not what I want to happen again.

    I hope you find peace about the induction! Either way, know that only you and your husband can make the best decision for your baby! And I totally get the peacefulness as we approach our due dates. I told my husband today, it’s finally feeling real. If we were in lala land up until this point, it’s finally sinking in that baby will be here very soon!

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    1. Initially, I thought I was going to refuse all cervical checks this time, but then it was necessary when I was in hospital at 28 weeks with kidney stones and contractions so we could rule out pre-term…but since then I’ve had a handful of checks more and I’m just tired of them!
      Thank you! I am enjoying the peace of not feeling rushed to have her. My husband, on the other hand, haha – he is SO ready! (Watches me like a hawk!)

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  2. Good on you for refusing cervical checks! I think they’re on other one of those unnecessary interventions that undervalues the mother’s comfort an emotional state. They seem to be far less frequent here in Australia that the US. Not long now – exciting times!

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    1. The doctors and midwives I go to are wonderful and there’s no pressure to be checked, but I was having a lot of pre-term labor false alarms earlier on so I was being checked to keep an eye on it. Now, though…it’s totally optional and I am going to skip ’em.
      Thanks, we are super excited!!

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