We went to Memphis today for our 40+ week midwife visit. Good news...my blood pressure has come down and I am not spilling any protein or any other bad stuff! However, my precious boy apparently ran out of room and has found a more comfortable position...a posterior one. That means that his back is facing my back and if he stays that way would be born face up and not looking at the floor like he is supposed to. A posterior baby/birth causes a lot more back labor for momma and a generally longer, more unpleasant labor. WooHoo! I do have some instructions on what I can do to help him turn back into a better position so hopefully I can do that before I go into labor. The plans are to either have a baby by Monday afternoon or do a castor oil induction late Monday afternoon. The castor oil usually does the trick on overdue mommas but if it doesn't work, then we have another appointment in Memphis on Wednesday. They would send us for an ultrasound before our appointment to make sure he is still doing okay, fluid levels are good and stuff like that.
So, how am I processing all of this? After moping and crying most of the way home from Memphis, I have come to terms with still being pregnant. There is an end in sight and I do realize that in a very short while I will be holding my sweet son. I wanted to be pregnant for a very long time and I have gotten my wish...I have been pregnant for a VERY LONG TIME and I am determined not to be so whiney about it anymore. I am going to fill the next few days with fun things like decorating for Christmas, enjoying Thanksgiving with my friends and family, and making a small trip to Hallmark to buy Andrew his first Christmas ornament.
We'll let you know when we have a kid.