Saturday, August 23, 2008

40w6d

Big surprise, I'm still preggers.

The hospital is having me do formal kick counts from here on out and I am very happy to report that Maya has so far exceeded her kick quota on all counts thus far. Thank goodness.

The contractions I was having yesterday (from the second membrane stripping) have more or less tapered off completely. I have felt a few here and there this morning, but barely noticeable.

I can't help but wonder what would happen if I was pregnant, say, 50 years ago. Obviously, I wouldn't be pregnant at all back then because we conceived by IVF. However, let's say I was pregnant... Just how overdue can a baby go on it's own without induction? My aunt was apparently pregnant for an extra month. Another person I talked to said they went three weeks overdue. At some point, does the baby always come out, or can they stay in forever? I realize my measly 6 days overdue is nothing compared to how overdue some women go, despite the fact that I feel like the most pregnant woman ever to exist. But I do wonder, with no medical intervention, just how long would this go on?

I have pretty much given up hope of having this baby girl the way I had imagined, and have resigned myself to the idea that we'll probably have induction. I had a bit of a cry about that this morning, just because this is probably going to be our only child and this is not the birth experience I had wanted or expected. I had always dreamed of a natural birth, with minimal intervention. Letting go of my attachment to my ideal birth experience did make me feel sad, but truthfully, as long as Maya arrives healthy and safe, it really doesn't much matter how she gets here. As long as she gets here and she is perfect, healthy and strong, that's all I really care about. Ultimately, my birth experience is small potatoes, and will be quickly forgotten, compared to gorgeous fact that she is coming.

I am lucky and blessed beyond compare; that hasn't changed since the moment I found out I was pregnant.

18 comments:

Fertilized said...

Hugs to you

jen said...

2 of my aunts went over by a whole month with their second children. That would have been 20 years ago. I don't know for sure if they just had their due dates wrong, or if both of those little boys were just too darn stubborn to give their momma's a break, already. :)
Hang in there. You are doing great and are nearing the finish line. Yay!

Sharon said...

Hilary, you don't have long to go now. Focussing on your happy and healthy baby at the end of this is going to help you get through whatever way she comes into the world.

You have been doing so well. You can still have a great experience. Try to enjoy your last few days of pregnancy, and remember it is only days now until you meet your beautiful Maya.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Ditto to Sharon.

Anonymous said...

Well now, I have checked in a few times today, only to find no post.... uhm.... I hope that means your little princess is making a fuss right about now and trying to come out to meet you and her daddy with the cutest little pouty face. You know the one... the one that will melt your heart and make you forget all about your troubles.

Here's hoping you are in the hospital and about to meet your princess. Best wishes!!!

Arian said...

Hmmm... are you just tired of updating or is she here? I've got my fingers crossed for the latter!

christina(apronstrings) said...

you havent posted in a day?!?!?!? Maybe?

Jenni said...

Here to hoping you are holding your happy, healthy baby girl right now and are both doing well.

Kristen said...

No post yesterday! Maybe?!

Arian said...

The suspense is killing me!

christina(apronstrings) said...

ok, i have almost convinced myself.

Joaquin said...
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Sharon said...

Hilary!! Do tell.....

Mel said...

hmmm... checking in.... thinking Maya is here since you aren't??!!!

Mel said...
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Anonymous said...

Good luck, can't wait for the pictures!

sarah23 said...

I can't wait to read your next post!! ;)

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