Friday, July 23, 2010

39 weeks, 2 days

Today, I'm 39 weeks and 2 days. When I was pregnant with Lana, I was 39 weeks and 2 days when my waters broke. I was induced the following morning and she was born that night (at 39 weeks and 3 days). 

I was so sure that this bub would come earlier than Lana did - with Lana, until my waters broke, I had no pre-labour symptoms at all. With this one, I've been having irregular contractions, some quite painful, for a couple of weeks now. I also feel like this bub is much lower than Lana was as well.

I was really hoping that this baby would wait until my sister left Hong Kong, and I was a bit worried because I felt like she might not be able to wait - however my sister left on Monday and 4 days later, I'm still here. 

My mum is getting to Hong Kong tonight, she will be here for 2.5 weeks. I was pretty sure that the baby would be born before she got here. Now, unless I go into labour right now and the baby is born within 7 hours, it's not going to happen! The good thing about that is my mum will be able to see me visibly pregnant. Throughout my two pregnancies (three, if you count the one we lost at 6 weeks this time last year), I've only seen my mum once - and that was when she came over in February. She came to be my moral support when we were meant to have the amniocentesis, which ended up not happening - instead we found out about the skeletal dysplasia. I was only 17 weeks then, showing slightly - but the bub wasn't really kicking very hard then, no where near hard enough  for Mum to be able to feel. 

Because I was expecting this baby to come early, I already feel like I'm overdue - but in reality my due date isn't until next Wednesday, and my next doctors appointment isn't until August 3 - and I'm now wondering how late I'm going to go! Usually the doctors here won't let you go more than a week late (which for me would be August 4) without starting to induce. I'm really hoping that I don't go that long because I'd rather have Mum here when the baby's born than just sitting around waiting for things to happen!! And she's leaving on the 9th.

I know that ultimately, baby will come when baby is ready - but in the mean time, I'm drinking my raspberry leaf tea (which hasn't been shown to do that much anyway - but it can't hurt) and hoping that she comes soon - because I'm so ready!! Although my hospital bag is STILL not completely packed ;)


  1. Before you know it your boundle of Joy will decide it's time! When God is involved everything will fall into place, so just sit back and enjoy. I sure wish I was in your place. Every time I hear or see a baby I get soooooo klucky!


  2. Can't wait for the baby to come. We get so impatient in the end. Who can blame us, right?