40 Weeks…. and No Baby

Well my due date (May 9) has come and gone, and baby girl seems content to continue to just hang out.  I had a feeling (or maybe it was just a wish?) that she wouldn’t be late like her older brother, but apparently I was wrong.  My only hope now is that she won’t be QUITE as late as Ian.  He was 10 days overdue, and after going into the hospital to be induced he decided he’d rather do things on his own timetable than be forcibly evicted.  Oh what foreshadowing to his future personality!

If she doesn’t arrive before Thursday, we head back to the doctor for an ultrasound and check up just to make sure everything looks OK and then we start talking induction (probably to be scheduled for early next week).  While I’m certainly hoping we don’t have to wait ANOTHER week to meet this little girl, there are some fringe benefits to being induced.  It takes the element of uncertainty out of the whole thing- we know when exactly we’ll be going to the hospital, which will definitely help with the Ian watch situation.  My parents will be able to come into town early enough that we won’t have to inconvenience one of my incredibly generous and caring friends by dumping him off on them (even though they’ve said they are more than happy to help).

All that said, though, I’d be perfectly happy if she would make her arrival sooner rather than wait.  We are SO ready to meet her!  So, come on, baby girl!

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