40 Weeks Pregnant – Checkup and Belly

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Alright ladies, this isn’t funny anymore. My little girl is fully baked and is being pretty stubborn. My OB has officially put me on the countdown and will force me to do an induction by March 6 if this little one doesn’t come on her own. After today’s appointment we found that I’m now 4cm dialated, plug is gone, blood pressure is still good and I go back in one week for an ultrasound to make sure the amniotic fluid levels are okay.

I have to admit, I’m getting a little frustrated. Right now I have a nasty cold that’s making me feel pretty cruddy, the idea of sitting in a hospital getting pumped with pitocin and enduring labor on my back in bed is not what I want to do. I really wanted to have this baby as naturally as possible. That’s not too much to ask right? I had epidurals with both of my other kids and all I want is to experience child birth in completely natural way just ONE time.

So I’m going to be doing some major walking this week. I don’t care if I have to pace the house all day long, this little girl is going to come naturally.

It’s not helping that my family is bugging the crap out of me. For months I heard, “you won’t make it to your due date” and “she’ll come early” and “this one is just going to walk right out” and now I hear “it won’t be long”, “you’ll never make it to your next appointment”. Enough already!!!

I know they are excited to meet Emmaleigh, gosh, I AM TOO! But there’s nothing I can do to make her come, this part is out of my hands. I swear they are stressing me out more than I stress myself out over this. I just need everyone to calm the heck the down and let nature take it’s course.

Anyways, enough of my ranting. I guess what I need to do now is recheck my hospital bag and make sure I have everything packed. I already did this twice, but I can be pretty forgetful. Oh and hopefully this will be the last shot for my pregnancy photos.

And just for kicks, here is my comparison shot of Kaydee at 41 weeks.

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  1. walking and lots of sex helps..or so I’ve heard! But I tried both and was still 42 weeks past my due date…good luck and I wish you a easy labor and delivery and a speedy recovery!

  2. You look fabulous! I hope she decides to make her birthday soon. Hang in there.

  3. I love pregnant bellies! Hang in there! It will be soon:0)

  4. She will be here soon ! I ♥ Belly Photos !

  5. Girl you look ready to pop. That baby should be coming soon

  6. Shannon says:

    I can understand that you want that baby here already but TRUST ME, be happy you have went to 40 weeks…..its not a great adventure when your baby comes at 28 weeks……..I never got to get that big or have a natural birth at that. I’m not being mean, hope you know this. Congrats if I haven’t said that before.

  7. You look FABULOUS Cat! But, I totally feel ya on the whole world not being patient… like seriously we don’t want to meet the baby that we have been carrying under our heart for the last nine months…!

    I hope that labor comes soon so you don’t have to have an induction! I will be sending Emmaleigh get born vibes!!!

  8. I would hug you Cat but right now I’m pretty sure you would rather there was no added pressure on the belly. We’ll say a little prayer that the excessive walking helps and that Emmaleigh gets her act together. That is one little girl who may have earned the little swat on the behind when she finally makes her entrance!

  9. I’m going to the hospital in two and a half hours…I’m not packed yet..lol gonna do that right now but wanted to check your blog to see how your doing too :)

    I’m out of here wish me luck..and hopefully Sarah will be born happy and healthy :)

  10. AJ @ A Little Bit Nutty says:

    Awe Cat! It will be over before you know it and you will be holding precious Emmaleigh in your arms. She’s a typical girl and is taking her sweet time to make her appearance!

  11. I know you’re so ready! Good luck sweety!

  12. Oh! What a beautiful belly. I loved my belly when I was expecting…. :)

    Soon you will have that wonderful bundle of joy. :)

  13. Holy Moly that makes my back hurt, LOL. You are 100% all belly. I’m super jealous. I was normally 50% belly and 50% fat, LOL.

  14. Awe you look cute! Can’t wait to meet her, walk your little tail off lady and Emma will be sure to come on down. :) HUGS

  15. Very valuable information. Thank you!