Guess what, I'm still pregnant! Today I have reached the 41 week mark in my pregnancy. For all of those banking that this baby would show up early or on Christmas I'm sorry to disappoint. I had an ultrasound today to check the health of the baby and the fluid level. Everything looks good with baby and fluid level is very healthy. The radiologist even commented on how active this baby is for 41 weeks. She is spot on with that, this baby has not settled down at all and at times the movement is so uncomfortable and violent. Baby's head is extremely low and my cervix is still closed. The doctor is letting me go for a few more days in hopes of me going into labor on my own. As of now we have induction scheduled at the end of the week. The hospital will only let me go 10 days over my due date, I can refuse their medical advice and go a few more days but the risk for still born birth increases after 10 days past your due date and honestly we want this baby born in 2017. Hello taxes! Being induced doesn't thrill me but trying to just put my faith and trust in God. I can only do so much and the rest I have no control of. Baby's heart rate and my blood pressure are nice and healthy still. Comfort wise, well its getting more difficult. I had two horrible nights last week where I honestly thought Ryan was going to have to take me to the hospital. Thankfully the last few nights I have been able to get a little bit more sleep and not be in so much pain. Fatigue is starting to kick in more and I naps have become a daily thing. The last two days with the holidays and not moving much has made me feel I think more fatigued. People may think I am nuts but I plan on hitting up crossfit tomorrow to move and get out of the house. It still feels best to exercise for both my body, energy wise and mentally as well.
We had a wonderful Christmas with both of our families and I was thankful we didn't have to travel very far. It was fun seeing our niece and nephews and younger cousins open their gifts and it will be fun to add another one to the mix next year. Today I spent taking down all the Christmas decorations and getting the tree out of the house. I usually leave everything up until we ring in the New Year but figured it would be a good idea to have that all finished before the baby comes so I won't have to deal with it afterwards. The next few days will be spent relaxing and hoping this baby will come on its own. I did three acupuncture sessions and have decided to not have any more. The last session really made my body uncomfortable and made me stress more then anything.
I have to say the hardest part of being overdue is the emotional part. There are times where I almost feel slightly depressed, the excitement has faded and now its just getting annoying. Don't get me wrong I'm obviously excited to be having this baby and I know when the moment happens all of these emotions I'm feeling right now will disappear. I can just tell my hormones are running high and I'm tired. It is hard to leave the house and hear all the comments about still being pregnant and how tired I look. Those mamas who went overdue in their pregnancies you know what I mean! I still feel so blessed to have such an enjoyable pregnancy and it makes me so sad for those who suffer through out their entire pregnancy. With the end in sight and baby's eviction notice I'm hoping that it will give me some peace and help my body to relax. Its a good thought to know that my next blog post will be the announcement of Baby Buck! Please continue all the prayers for us and Baby Buck. I'm really hoping that if I have to be induced that my labor will go smoothly and quickly. I can't wait to show all of you pictures of our sweet baby!