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BABY!!! - Jan 8 --- 41 Weeks 2 Days Pregnant **Dec 31 - Jan 2 - Jan 4 -- Update **

Posted by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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--Jan 8--







10am - Contractions 10-15 minutes apart for the last few hours. Blood show. Only happens when I'm in labor. Amping up for baby. Maybe today or tomorrow.





Baby Joy was born today at 5:17pm.



10lb 11oz

21 1/2 inches


If you want to read the birth story, or see pictures, here's my blog post.

http://ourbirthjourneys.blogspot.com/2013/01/joy-christine-our-third-uc.html


We're both doing great. Although my lower half is NOT happy right now. No tears though.


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Baby staying put it seems. She/He seems to really like it's home. LOL!





Waiting... Waiting... Waiting...





Can't wait to see when baby decides to come join the family.





(Here's a picture of me at 41 weeks)





I feel like I grew a lot the last week. LOL





**Dec 31, 2012**





Still pregnant. Looks like I'll be having a 2013 baby.





This one is going to beat out my longest. Today is tied with my longest pregnancy at 41+4. I think it would be too fun to share my birthday on Thursday (42 weeks exactly).





**Jan 2, 2013**





One day away from 42 weeks. Tomorrow is my birthday.





Lots of cervical pressure and contractions yesterday. Then it stopped in the middle of the night. Now, I'm on my birth ball trying to get things going again. Hard BH, but no pressure.





Baby is really enjoying kicking me.





**Jan 4**





Still a huge preggo. LOL! Went out most if the day shopping. I was needing to walk. Still having contractions off and on. No baby yet.





Today's picture post 370 (page 37). I've dropped a bit.









**Jan 5**









No baby, however I wanted to share this bit of information in the fallacy of following the EDD.









"In natural birth circles it’s common to hear reminders that due dates can be “off” by two or even three weeks. In conventional maternity care, though, it’s all too common for the due date to be treated more like a final date for evacuation.









Many women are induced or schedule c-sections for the 38th, 39th, or 40th week, when the baby may well have a fair amount more developing and growing to do. Many babies are born on their own during these last few weeks of pregnancy, and are just fine because they were born when their individual development was finished and they were ready to begin life “on the outside.” Many other babies aren’t ready yet, though, and need the extra couple of weeks. It takes shorter as well as longer pregnancies to make up the “average” that Naegele’s rule calculates."









http://www.briobirth.com/articles/your-due-date-wrong-flaws-naegeles-rule
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Dinimon
by NoCookiesForYou on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Awe. :)
I know how you feel, I was 9 days over due date and one day before induction when my water broke. :)
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SuperPickle
by Gold Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I went to 41 weeks 5 days with my first....so much fun LOL

kcangel63
by Freebirther on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM
My longest was my stubborn child (still is at almost 3). She was 11 days after her EDD.

Quoting Dinimon:

Awe. :)

I know how you feel, I was 9 days over due date and one day before induction when my water broke. :)
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Aww congrat an beautiful bump.
Chasesmum3109
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Aww you look adorable!! How long will they let you go until induction?
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2under5.mom
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM

My DS was supposed to be born 1/08 and he decided to stay in there until 1/16...i had to be induced since he wasnt making the first move! He probably could have stayed in there a whole extra week!! :)  GL momma!!

Dinimon
by NoCookiesForYou on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Oh wow.

Quoting kcangel63:

My longest was my stubborn child (still is at almost 3). She was 11 days after her EDD.



Quoting Dinimon:

Awe. :)


I know how you feel, I was 9 days over due date and one day before induction when my water broke. :)
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fullxbusymom
by Ruby Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Thank god my OB doesn't allow you to go more than 5 days over.

babylove041810
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM


Quoting Chasesmum3109:

Aww you look adorable!! How long will they let you go until induction?
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daughteroftruth
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I was wondering if your the full moon did anything for you.. guess not.. well.. maybe a new years baby!

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