D-Day

D-Day is here and no sign of upcoming baby yet. Yesterday I thought for sure, from how I was feeling, that it was going to come in the middle of the night. But, today I feel fine. Yesterday was my final checkup and the doctor decided to do another cervical exam. I was 3 cm and 50% effaced, one more cm dilated then last week. He also said the baby looks like it is approaching 9 pounds so lucky for me I get to try and push out a hulk baby. Looking forward to that workout, not. I am sure there will be lots of lovely tearing as in the case with 8 lb 13 oz Syd. He decided it best to go ahead and schedule an induction for Monday just in case the baby has not come by then. He was contemplating doing it this week but the birthing center has been overcrowded with babies this week. They were not accepting any inductions unless it was an emergency. Though, he does think it will be here before then since I am already 3 cm and its my second baby.
On a more disquisting front. There are all sorts of lovely things going on with my body right now that also make me think it will be soon. I have had black, and I mean black, diarrhea about four times a day for the past 4 days. Guess this is good so that I don’t crap all over the nurses as I push. My body is definitely keeping itself cleaned out. I am having lots of downward pressure in my stomach the last two days. I am losing a good amount of bloody show with a side of cramps. And of course, I have not been able to sleep much over the last two nights. The pressure in my stomach makes it too uncomfortable to lie down too long. Nature’s way of making you exhausted for the big workout to come.
Other then that I have been trying to stay on my feet a lot throughout the day. Hoping gravity will help play a role in this thing. We are walking a lot, but nothing helping yet. Brandon has his bets on a Thursday baby, we’ll see.