Went for my weekly appointment on Tuesday and another great check-up. I checked out fine and BM is doing great too. His heartrate has been very consistent each visit...154-155bpm. It never gets old hearing it each time either. :)
I officially met my 2nd goal of reaching 37 weeks!!!! I am SO happy to have made it and really feel a sense of relief and 'safety'. Ever since my false alarm, hospital visit and bedrest, I've been very worried and paranoid that he would try to come too soon. Thinking of all the possibilities if that should have happened was very nerve racking. I just prayed and prayed we'd make it to 37 (at least) and then I'd feel I could breathe again. I truly feel much more relaxed and am getting ridiculously excited to finally meet him.
My doctor checked my cervix again and still no change, so he scheduled me for my induction. I will go to the hospital on Monday, October 3rd at 3pm, they will start the cervadil which is used to help ripen my cervix and then at 5am, October 4th, they will start my pitocin. Baby Martin should make his arrival sometime later that day (just 8 days before his actual due date)! It's kinda crazy to actually be able to plan and know what day he will be here. If you've read my previous blogs, the reason for my induction is due to my receiving the steroid shot (betamethasone) when I was in the hospital at 30 weeks. The shot was to help boost BM's lungs in case I went into labor too soon. My doctor informed me at the time that this would mean I would need to be induced at 39 weeks and would not be allowed to go to my original due date (BM might be too large and advanced at that point). I was perfectly fine with that because I knew it was important to boost BM as a precautionary and who wouldn't mind delivering a week early! I'm SO ready!
So my sister, Aaron, will arrive next Saturday, Oct 1st at 11am and my parents will arrive Oct 2nd and then we're off to have a baby on the 3rd! I'm so excited they will all be here for BM's birth. It's all worked out so perfectly...so far anyway! They will be such a great support system for me in the hospital and a team effort once we get home!
Just 8 more days til GO time! I can't believe it!!!!