Today is the day, we reached the 40 week mark and baby Buck's due date. After hitting up crossfit class this morning I headed over to my doctors appointment and got baby all checked out. Not a ton to report, baby looks good, the heart beat was in the 150's and my blood pressure is nice and healthy. My doctor did check my cervix and I'm 80% effaced, my cervix is still closed and baby's head is very low. I've had a lot more pressure in my lower pelvis so baby is clearly making its way into this world. I go back next Tuesday for my next doctor's appointment unless I go into labor before that. My doctor told me that anything is possible and just because she checked me and that I'm not dilated doesn't really mean anything. So much can change in a matter of days and for first time healthy pregnancies it is very normal to go over your due date. A due date is just a guess on baby's arrival anyways so really it doesn't mean to much. Most pregnant ladies might be discouraged by todays news, but really I'm not. I'd be more discouraged if nothing was happening at all down there but its a good start. I still feel good minus sleeping and some discomfort in my pelvis but really I feel pretty blessed to say that I'm not miserable. Besides God has this baby's birthday picked out already and whatever day that is it will be awesome! Baby will come when he or she is ready. Ryan and I have waited so long to even get pregnant so really whats a few more days. I went and had another acupuncture session after my appointment today so hopefully that helps to continue to progress the process. I will have another session on Thursday and possibly one next week. They won't talk induction until my appointment on Tuesday. I will have an ultrasound that day to check the fluid level and check to see how baby is doing.
I manage to get my homemade Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls made over the weekend. A tradition I started doing a few years ago, they are delicious and fully recommend making them! Ryan and I also had a date to go see the new Star Wars movie and had dinner with his parents on Saturday night to celebrate his mom's birthday. Plans for the rest of the week consist of not much, lay low, continue crossfit and do a few things around the house. Christmas Eve will be with my family at my parent's house and Christmas Day will be with Ryan's family at his parent's house. We won't have to travel to far for each and it will be nice to enjoy yummy food and time with our loved ones. I'm looking forward to watching our niece and nephews open their gifts the most. We will have another update next week unless baby shows up prior to that. We are expecting a snow storm at the end of the week so you never know, changes in barometric pressure can bring on labor. Please continue the prayers for us and for a safe delivery and healthy baby and mama! Merry Christmas and enjoy the time celebrating the brith of our Lord and Savior with your loved ones!