Baby girl has yet to make her debut! I think she is showing early signs of a stubborn personality... :) Ha! I have to keep reminding myself that all my sonograms showed that she would be later than August 22, so I shouldn't be anxious. But it's just so tough when you get that date stuck in your brain, and we're just so darn excited to meet her!!! This weekend was tough emotionally... just seeing the due date come and go. Today I feel much better. Relaxed and energized.
We had another sonogram and check-up this morning. Everything looks healthy with baby and with me! That was a great feeling, just knowing she is healthy and comfy in my belly. Fluid levels are still good, placenta looks healthy, her heartbeat sounds good (125 bpm), my blood pressure is still normal, etc. The sonographer estimates her weight at 7 lbs. 9 oz. (The margin of error is 10%, or 12 oz.) I am dilated slightly more than I was last week, but no major change really.
If you calculate my due date with consideration to my cycle length, her due date is technically Wednesday, August 26. So we shall see if she decides to come on her own later this week. If not, the plan is for me to check into the hospital next Monday night, and I'll be induced. Baby girl should be here by next Tuesday, September 1, at the latest.
Scott and I have been going on long walks to encourage her to arrive sooner rather than later, and during those walks I give her pep talks on coming out. No luck, so far. :) This morning I was wondering what it would feel like to run with my stomach this big (I miss running!), so I tried it out for about 1/4 of a mile. It was exhausting and hard to keep my balance! Scott said that if any of the neighbors saw me running they'd probably think, "Poor girl is willing to do anything to get that baby out!" LOL. Think I'll stick to walking.