Apr 26, 2015
I am being induced tonight/into tomorrow - my doctors won't let me go past 41 weeks because of health risks and while being induced wouldn't have been my first choice as to how to have this baby, we trust our doctors and each other, and that's how it's happening.
Being overdue can be really, really, frustrating and emotional. People check in which is sweet, but also a little stifling when you spend your day uttering the phrases, yes I'm still pregnant, no I haven't had the baby yet, over and over again. People say things they think are funny, except they're not (I've only heard that joke from ten other people in the past hour), and suggest "try spicy food," or "go walk," because they've heard those things help. (Again, that might be true but I'm almost 41 weeks pregnant - we've tried everything and obviously it's not doing a lot of good).
The other day I was thinking about how I have such a flexible birth plan (as in, my plan is to roll with it), but being induced was never a part of that. Then I laughed because when has anything Ben and I have tried to plan for starting a family gone the way we hoped. I mean...really!
But...it's time. In the next day or so, we will be meeting our son. And yes, I may have just cried a little typing that.
I'm nervous for the unknown of labor, and the potential pain that's headed my way, but I know it's a means to an end and I want that ending - that healthy baby boy - so badly, and I'm a warrior - I can do this.
I will do a quick post once Lemon is here, but I wanted to take a minute to say thank you. Some of you have been reading this blog for a few weeks, and others have been here since the beginning - either way, thank you.
The journey has been almost five years in the making, and you all have been the most incredible cheerleaders.
Thank you for your comments, your emails, and all the love and encouragement you've sent our way in various forms. This next part (motherhood - woah!) I know will be challenging, but there have been so many times I never thought we'd get here.
But we're here.
It's finally time.
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