41 weeks today & still waiting for this beautiful baby boy to arrive.
I’m booked in for an induction on Friday afternoon – which happens to be exactly what I didn’t want. (Bar a C Section!)
My emotions have been all over the place during the last week in particular. I’ve gone from excited that this baby will arrive imminently, to frustration when nothing happens! Questioning every ache & pain…
I went for a sweep on Friday. I honestly went in trying to manage my expectations that only 24% successfully start labour. (Can’t remember where I read this stat, it may not even be right) I picture myself as a fairly unlucky individual when it comes to stuff like this so I kept telling myself the chances of anything happening was unlikely.
I hate being right!!
After a very uncomfortable process I stupidly got my hopes up. 24 hours passed with lower back pain, stomach cramps (all good!) 48 hours pass & I start to loose my mucus plug & get excited. Another day passes and again I go through a full night of period like cramps and then… nothing 😭
I’ve had a pretty easy pregnancy thankfully with minimal nausea, aches & pains. But no one prepares you for how frustrating this part of the pregnancy journey is! When will it end? Why can’t babies just been on time like everything else is?! I can track my period but yet it’s not so simple when waiting 10 months for a baby to arrive 😣
Last night, after getting upset & sulking for a bit, I’ve decided none of this is worth getting so worked up about. I should be making the most of my last week of freedom. I’ve accepted there really isn’t anything I can do to encourage this baby to arrive so my new plan is to try & just ‘go with it’. I’ve banned myself from googling early signs of labour along with posts about other people being late… they aren’t helping & it’s causing me to obsess.
After I made this decision, I had a bubble bath, did a face mask, listened to my audiobook & ultimately just tried to relax.
So, I don’t really have a point to this post other than to share my frustration & get it out on paper so to speak. Here’s hoping that this time next year, or even next month I look back & smile at this post. I know the best is yet to come!!
Any tips or suggestions to get through the next 5 days before I go in for my induction? Have you been induced? Please share any positive stories you have 🙂