The fact that I have finally gotten to the point where I am writing THIS post is bittersweet. I can honestly say this will be my LAST Bumpdate! What?!? Where should I even begin...
At Monday's appointment my Doctor made it clear that I have progressed A LOT in just one week. I'm already almost 3 centimeters dilated, and Baby Girl is very low! Stephen, my Doctor and I made the decision to schedule an induction for next Tuesday, September 3rd (just three days before my actual due date). There was a lot of reasoning behind it, and I don't feel I need to list the pros and cons to justify this very personal decision that we all made. The truth of the matter is that there is a very real possibility I won't even make it until Tuesday...and if I do, YES I am prepared to be induced.
We are absolutely elated that we could say with certainty this part of our journey is coming to an end. Within a week we will be meeting our sweet little peanut! I can't wait to see her little face, hold her, and tickle her tiny toes! My parents and brother are road tripping it down here, and will arrive tomorrow. Today is my last day at work. The timing couldn't be any more perfect, the discomfort I've been experiencing at work the past two days has been pretty extreme. Not only am I physically not into it...mentally I'm just shutting down. It's time to tie up some loose ends and attempt to leave things to my fellow Guidance Counselor in some sort of order. I know my almost 500 students are in the best hands, and if anyone can handle the task of flying solo at IMS it's Mrs. Anderson!
This is the "sharp stabby pain" portion of my pregnancy, and I'm not loving that part at all. The fact that I've been sick this week has not been helping either. Finally, I feel like I'm on the mend (stupid sore throat and stuffy nose)! I've gained 32 pounds total (although it's not completely over just yet). Check out this 5 week vs. 38 (almost 39) week comparison!
Overall I can say that I've enjoyed being pregnant. Looking back, of course there were ups and downs...but the joy and excitement that Hubs and I have experienced over the past 9 months outweighs any amount of aches, pains, or nausea I've endured!
Thanks to all of you for following along with my Bumpdates...it's been a BLAST. You have all been so supportive, I've loved writing these posts and reading all of your comments! I can't wait to look back with Baby Girl one day and have her see all this fun stuff I've gone through and all of the anticipation leading up to her arrival. So I'll end with this...
Dear Baby Girl,
We are almost officially a family of THREE! I hope you know just much Daddy and I love you. So far nothing has even come close to how excited we feel at this moment. We haven't even met you yet but we are certain that we are the luckiest parents in the world to have you as our daughter! We love you - our little ladybug! XO
Mommy & Daddy
(Ok, grab a tissue (especially you Mom). Make sure you are following me on Twitter, and Instagram. Things are going to get REAL interesting soon!)