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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Baby Update .....

We went to our 40 week check-up this morning. I was kind of excited to see our nurse and doctor since we weren't able to meet with either of them last week. I realized I had a lot of questions when I missed an appointment and knew that I could go into labor any day. When I originally made this appointment I never thought I would be going to it. I thought, O-ya sign me up for a 10:00 appointment on April 23rd but why would I need an appointment after my due date. Well I needed it and might need one next week at the rate we are going. According to our doctor if we let my body and our little guy progress naturally he probably wouldn't be born until May.

Some might not agree with the decision that Chris and I have made but we have decided to be induced if the little guy doesn't come before next Tuesday. We will be a little over 41 weeks and feel that it would be best to be induced. I know there might be complications associated with being induced but there are also problems that come with being over due. So we have an induction date of April 28th. We go into the hospital Monday night to begin our journey or I should say Toph's journey into this world.

We are still hoping he will come on his own in the next few days but if not we have a back-up plan. I never really wanted to think about or discuss being induced. I kept telling myself that he was going to come early or on time, but I kind of knew when I woke up each day feeling "to good" that he was going to be a little late. Even now sometimes I want to go to bed or wake up super uncomfortable and feeling crazy painful contractions . Never thought I would ever want to be uncomfortable or in pain but I know that is the only path that will lead to Toph coming.

At least we got a couple pictures out of today. The first photo is of us listening to Toph's heart beat. He is doing great, very active. He was moving the entire time we were at the doctor's office. The second photo is of Chris and I standing outside our doctor's office. We are hoping that the next time we are in this office is our 6 week check-up and we are holding a baby.

Other than no baby things are going great. My house is pretty clean since I have been nesting for weeks, our cupboards are packed, our bags are packed, Toph's bag and car seat are in the car. We are ready; well as ready as first time parents can be.

12 comments:

Sarah and James Wagner said...

Being induced isnt a bad decision..It all is what is best for you~ My mom went over 3 weeks with each of us! Then she had 10-13lb babies!!!So if I was in your position...I would probably do the same!!And you need to spend some time with Toph before you have to go to work! Good luck!!Hopefully he comes soon!!

The Hamm Bunch said...

I have been induced with two of my babies and LOVED IT!!! I have heard of people not liking it so much, but I did. It was great. I could plan everything out, which I love. With my first I wasn't induced and for some reason it was so much more painful. With my other two they just started out with low doses of pitocin and then gradually increased it. Again . . . LOVED IT!!!!
Good luck!

The Palmer's said...

I liked being induced. We were able to go to the hospital nice and calm.
We're thinking of you guys everyday. :)

Leslie said...

YAY!!! Toph will be born before Starlynn!!! (Well, there still is always a chance, but I am for the most part really stable now).

One thing I've learned... don't care about what other people think. Every person is unique. Of course, I say that and still care about what people think if I just decide to let nature take its course after 34 weeks... but nobody knows my body and my situation the way I do. Same with you... you're the mom and you just know what's best!

Love you guys so much and I am so excited to meet Topher Jr. :D

Jenna and Drew said...

We almost had to induce, in fact, I had my appointment set for Monday morning, but then Brooklyn came on Friday. You are just making him way to comfy! :) Good Luck this weekend. I'm still shooting for tomorrow (my original guess).

Chelle said...

I agree with Sarah - if you let nature takes its course, you may end up with a very large baby... and maybe even a c-section. From what I hear, every baby is different so you just do what feels right for you guys.

Good luck!!!

Grossarths said...

We are thinking of you guys. I remember the last week before I was induced with Jackson. It seemed like such a long week because I just wanted to meet my baby! Induction isn't bad. Just keep up your great attitude!

Renae said...

I think it is awesome!! That means I will be an Auntie again on Tuesday (hopefully before than, but for sure on Tuesday!!!)

Amy and Nathan said...

any news yet?

Philip and Mandy said...

Hey you! Its been a long time! Since, the singles ward! He he. Congrats on the baby!!
-Mandy

Tamara said...

Congratulations! I heard the news you're now officially parents. Hope mom and baby are doing well....and dad too!

Chelle said...

Yeah, we just found out too - congrats on the arrival of baby Topher! Now you just need to give me the scoop and all of your helpful tips so I'm prepared for our August arrival!