It’s funny to think that it was almost a week ago that I wrote a post called “The Waiting Game” and here I am still waiting for baby Mac to show some interest in coming out.
As most of you know, I was convinced she’d be making an early appearance since Abigail did. Let me just say this…when we go to have baby #3, I will tell myself that there’s absolutely no way the baby is going to come out before week 41. I need to set my expectations more realistically so there’s not this long, drawn out, painfully slow waiting period (though I’m sure by the time I’m at the end of my third pregnancy, I’ll be ready for the little rascal to come out at 37 weeks!).
Anyway, we’re just going about business as usual.
We had soccer practice this morning ::
We ate some yummy ghirardelli chocolate after lunch ::
We’ve been practicing our drumming skills ::
And we’ve been playing at the park ::
We’re just doing everything we possibly can to keep busy and distracted. Travis and I even plan on going on a date tonight…dinner and a movie…maybe that will inspire Mac to come out (specifically, sitting in an uncomfortable chair for three hours)!
My 39 + week appointment yesterday went well. I am still measuring right on, Mac’s heart beat sounds great, I was able to report that I lost my mucus plug last Saturday (which obviously meant nothing in my case), I’m still 3cm dilated, I’m 25% effaced, and they did something called “Sweeping the Membranes” which is something that could potentially speed up the labor process by releasing some hormones that tell my body the baby’s ready to make her journey into the world.
After some cramping and a handful of lackluster contractions last night, all symptoms officially disappeared by morning (minus some lower back pain that I’ve been having for a few days now anyway). They say that if the sweeping works, it’ll happen (Mac will be activated) between 24-48 hours after having it done. It’s officially been 26 hours and nothing has happened. I’m still hopeful, but not nearly as hopeful as I was yesterday afternoon.
Out of curiosity, have any of you had your membranes swept? Any success stories!? Any less than successful stories!?
I honestly believe baby Mac will arrive whenever the heck she feels like it and right now is not the time!
Gosh, and then I need to remind myself that it isn’t even my due date yet (which Travis and my brother like to remind me of…good old guys, they’re just sooooooooooo rational…maybe they should try being pregnant for a few days). I still have 3 more days to then be allowed to feel like this is taking forever.
For now, I can’t complain (too much). I can just be anxious and curious and hopeful that within the next few days, we’ll be holding our new little lady in our arms and all this waiting will be a distant memory.
I won’t lie though…in the moment, it’s really hard to remain patient!
We’re so ready to meet you, baby Mac!