God's timing is perfect as he showed us this weekend when Levi came down with the flu Friday night. If we had agreed to breaking my water last week like the midwife suggested, we would have been bringing a newborn home to a flu infested home. I'm so glad Levi is feeling much better this evening. He was back to his naughty self, climbing the fridge and bugging his brothers.
I'm 5cm dilated as of last Wednesday. The midwife was willing to break my water the next morning. But I really wanted to take Kolby to his doctor appointment. After we got home, I kept thinking, anytime, I'm ready, maybe this weekend. And then Levi got sick and I thought, not this weekend, please don't make me pass off a sick kid to a friend.
Tomorrow, I'm ready! I always kind of wanted tomorrow because of the date, 08/09/10, but I didn't really think that I would keep her in this long. Sage was born 11 days early, Kolby was born 16 days early and Levi was born 15 or 6 days early depending on which due date you go by.
I'm starting to wonder if my body will just keep dilating, but will contractions start, will my body really go into labor or will I get to 10 and then just push and there she comes! My sister was dilated to 4 or 5 with her fourth baby, her doctor sent her to the hospital with no contractions and her baby was born 38 minutes after they broke her water. My midwife did tell me what to do in the event we have a car birth. I'm more nervous about giving birth at home. The mess, and what would the boys see and do? I'll just push that thought back to the back of my mind.
I've had my bag packed and have been driving around sitting on a towel, just in case.
Me, today. 39 Weeks.