Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Still waiting...

39 weeks.

No baby yet! It's funny how a few days ago everyone started asking if he's here yet! Nope, we'll let you know ;)
Ken & I are very ready for Ethan to come already. The house is ready, we just need a baby. I keep making guesses as to when he'll arrive, but I'm wrong. My body is definitely getting there, but since I've never had a baby I have no idea how close I am. I've had some contractions, but nothing regular. Sometimes they are a couple days apart and other times I've had 3 thirty minutes apart. At my 38 week doctor's appointment last week the doctor said that Ethan was at a -3 station, so at the top of the birth canal, and he was dropping, but had a ways to go. I think he's made progress since then or maybe that's just wishful thinking. She also said she believes he'll be between 7 and 8 lbs at birth if he comes on his due date. She thinks he'll be here on the 15th or a few days after. Luckily, my doctor's office automatically schedules an induction between 41 and 42 weeks at the 40 week appointment if they don't see significant progress. At least that way we'll know there's an end in sight. I really hope we don't have to be induced because I'd like to go into labor on my own and with induction there's more of a chance of a c-section being needed.
Unless I'm late this will probably be my last post until he arrives. Keep your fingers crossed that he's not late.