38 Weeks

At my doctor’s appointment on Tuesday I was dilated to 4.5-5 cm!  My doctor kept saying how surprised he was to see me.  I guess that’s just the way it goes with babies…unpredictable!  After a lot of discussion we decided to schedule an induction for next week if baby Jude isn’t here yet.  If I haven’t had him by Tuesday, April 6th, I’ll be induced at 9:00 am that morning!!  I’ll be 39 weeks and two days at the time of the induction. 

The doctor thinks that labor and delivery will go fast (he said approximately six hours) since I’m dilated so much.  I hope he’s right!  I’m also hoping that baby Jude will make his appearance before then.  I’m having more and stronger contractions than before but they are still not regular.  So as painful as it is (this baby is sitting so low and causing some intense pressure), I’m doing my best to stay active and walk around as much as possible in hopes that baby Jude will come on his own. 

My step-mom, Linda, arrived on Thursday night.  I feel like I can breathe a little easier knowing she’s here now.  Although we’ve had several friends and neighbors “on call”, I am much more relieved to know that Ben will be taken care of in our home by his Omi!  He’s been her little shadow since she arrived!!

We’re so excited to know that we’ll be meeting baby Jude in as little as four days!!!  Four days!!  We’d appreciate your continued prayers for a safe and healthy delivery for mommy and baby!  We’ll keep you posted!


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3 responses to “38 Weeks

  1. Wow…exciting news! I can’t wait to see pictures of the little guy. You look amazing, Joanna. Seriously, I have NO IDEA how you can pull off gorgeous at this stage of the about-to-‘splode game. But you are! 🙂

    Will be praying for you guys!

  2. I’m praying for you! Just read Jake’s status update on facebook that he’s timing contractions. Come on baby Jude!!!!

  3. Matt and Yvonne

    Let us be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS! And welcome baby Jude!

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