Sorry for the radio silence of late. I honestly don’t have a whole lot to write about right now, as we’re getting down to the last few days, but we don’t exactly have too much excitement going on around here. Mostly I’m just trying to take care of last minute errands and cleaning, spending lots of time relaxing and napping (I’m not sleeping too well at night on account of my microscopic bladder being crushed by the baby), and getting out for walks every day. Yup, that’s my fascinating life, but I’ll enjoy the slow pace while I can
We have a midwife appointment tomorrow, and they’re going to want to do a membrane sweep to speed things along. Last week I declined (it was still two days prior to my due date), and I’m still undecided as to what I will choose to do tomorrow. I feel as if these sorts of procedures yield very mixed results, and that the baby will come on his own if he’s ready to do so. Besides, it’s bound to be at minimum unpleasant, and at worst uncomfortable and even painful.
If the baby doesn’t show up by Monday, I will have to start going into the hospital every two days for a non-stress test and ultrasound. Hopefully we won’t get that far, but if we do, at least we’ll be able to make sure he is still healthy and thriving, and avoid the need for an induction or caesarian based on timelines alone.