January 4, 2012
We've reached the end of our pregnancy. Tomorrow is your due date. You weigh anywhere from 6 to 9 pounds, and measure anywhere from 19 to 22 inches. My guess is that you'll weigh in the 8 pound range and measure around 21 inches.
This week has probably been the slowest week of my pregnancy. I have been anxiously awaiting your arrival, and being off work has made the days seem long and slow. We went to see Dr. Chang on Tuesday, and I was hoping for some progress since last week. I walked 2 to 3 miles almost every day this week, hoping that would help. However, I was disappointed to find that we had made no new progress. That makes 2 weeks with no progress and no real noticeable contractions. Dr. Chang said he would give us one more week to go into labor naturally, but then he would have to induce. We decided we couldn't stand the thought of another long, slow week waiting and wondering when and if you were coming, especially since we weren't showing any signs of progress. So after much debate, we decided to induce on your due date (tomorrow) at 5:30am.
Since our appointment I have been a mess emotionally: wondering if we made the right decision to induce even though I wanted a natural labor, feeling excited to finally know when you will be here, feeling nervous about the labor and delivery, and overwhelmed by how much I love you. But, tonight I feel at peace about our decision. This time tomorrow we will have you in our arms, and that fills my heart with joy.
Today I spent my last day nesting like crazy, wiping down every surface and vacuuming every corner, then your Daddy took me on a dinner date to Loca Luna since it may be a while before we have the time to go out just the two of us after tonight. Our bags are packed and the car is loaded, now if I could only get some sleep...
Counting down the hours,