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We Have a Date!

I'm obviously overanxious and ready to have this baby. I'm a teensy bit jealous as friend after friend has delivered her little bundle of joy. In the last 3 weeks at least 5 of my friends have given birth. Two that were due before me, three that were due after or around me. It seems that after all of my hard work in keeping this baby in me since September has worked. I have made it so cozy for him that he never wants to leave :)

Every night I have contractions, every night I go to bed in the hopes that they'll get stronger and awaken me and every morning I wake up disappointed that I haven't gone into labor.  On the flip side, I've gotten the best sleep at night than I have for months! That's not bad!

I went for another appointment yesterday. It wasn't my regular OB, but another OB in the practice.  He asked if me if I wanted him to do an "aggressive" internal  exam to get things moving. He tried and said, that I'm still carrying too high and it just wasn't time yet. In the meantime he schedule my induction.  It looks like with the Superbowl just days away and since I haven't given birth yet, that Hubby really will name this baby "Aaron Rodgers" since the Packers have made it to the Superbowl ;) I'm kidding...I hope :)

I've been given many due dates. The original was Feb 10th/11th.  The ultrasound technician gave me the due date of Feb. 7th. My NFP date is the 13th (I've recalculated and I think this is right).  My induction is scheduled on the 16th.  Both of my kids have been born on or the day after my NFP due date (though with Boogie, I was in labor on my NFP due date. I was also in labor for 27 1/2 hours). It is my hope that I am not carrying this bundle of joy around until the 16th, but will actually hold him in my arms before then.

To be honest, I really, really do not want to be induced. With Boogs, my water broke and then I never labored on my own and they put me on pitocin. It was a horrible experience and something that I don't want to go through again.  I realize that this is my 3rd child and things should go more quickly, but if I can avoid the induction I hope to do so. I haven't been able to go to the gym to walk the last few weeks because of inclement weather. With all of the snow and ice, the schools have been closed on and off and that means childcare at the gym has also been closed. I'm thinking today is the day that I make it to the gym to get things moving....if my kids wake up soon, that is.