Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Still Pregnant

She's officially late. Yesterday was my due date. I know that statistically most first babies are not early or on time, but I was still hoping. It is so hard to go past that date that has been on your mind for 40 weeks.

I'm doing a lot of praying. I don't have the strength to wait on my own, so I am asking God for His strength. I know there is a reason He isn't bringing her into the world yet. It's just hard, very hard, for me to wait for His timing.

Today hasn't been that great. Last night I started having contractions. At least I thought they were contractions. Now, I'm pretty sure they were just Braxton Hicks. Why do we have to have fake contractions? Doesn't make sense to me. I didn't sleep well last night. I was awake about every 30 minutes or so.

Yesterday felt like the longest day of my life... until today. Today feels longer. Every pain I feel makes me wonder, "could this be it?".
I have my non stress test tomorrow morning and my ob weekly check up tomorrow afternoon. Last week, I honestly didn't think that I would be keeping these appointments. (sigh)

So, if you could, say a prayer for me. I don't really feel like talking to anyone, but I've been getting your phone calls and messages. Thank you for thinking of me. I've been thanking God for such wonderful friends and family. Please pray that I have strength, patience and peace.

Here's to hoping the next post is post-pregnancy......


Erin said...

Honey, even though every hour that goes past your due date will feel like an eternity (I was 10 days late with my first), here's something to be thankful for. Every Braxton Hicks contraction is softening your cervix and thus making your labor that much better. So those BH are really a blessing. And every one that you have brings you that much closer to your beautiful baby girl! I hope everything goes well for you and that your baby is here soon! Blessings to you.

it's me, Val said...

That is exactly what I was going to say. BH's are the body's way of preparing everything -- yourself mentally, your body physically, and the baby.

One day you'll laugh at these posts. She will be here soon, Cor.

Love ya!!!

it's me, Val said...

I keep having more and more thoughts.

Will your ob keep you there tomorrow possibly?

That is what happened to me both times when I was in for a NST. They ended up keeping me. So maybe keep that in the back of your mind as possible hope? :)


lil ole' me..... said...

Val, In response to your comment...
I don't think they will keep me at the non stress test. I do that at a hospital, but not my labor and delivery hospital, just one closer to my house. I know the nurses there will be shocked to see me tomorrow, since they were surprised to see me last week.
I am thankful to have two appointments tomorrow, to kind of break up the day. That'll help. The last two days I've just been in the apartment, reading, resting and watching tv. I don't think that's helping me. ;)

Anonymous said...

i was hoping i'd open your blog today and see a picture of lil Rita.... i'm thinking about you guys!! she just loves you so much she doesn't want to share you with the rest of the world ;)
'aunt' cole

Alexis Jacobs said...

Hang in there sweetie. Fingers crossed for good news at the appt today. ((hugs))

it's me, Val said...

For those of you who don't know, I got an email from Cor FROM THE HOSPITAL and she is HAVING THE BABY! :) Woo-hooooo!

Wishing you an easy labor, Corie!

Carrie said...

Hang in there, I'm praying too!

Greta said...

Yea! If she's not here yet, it should be soon :).
Can't wait to hear about it and see pictures of that sweet little one!

laura said...

I feel for you, since Deeder was over due by exactly a week.

If it means anything, I think that for me those "fake contractions" helped with making Carly's birth easier on my body.

I also understand not wanting to talk to anyone--it's tough, but after she's here everything will seem perfect, even the timing.

Blessings and hugs! :-)
You'll be in my prayers this morning, and thru that labor and delivery.

laura said...

Oh hey, wanted to add that Deeder was born on the same day only six hours after my 41 week appointment and non-stress test. :)

it's me, Val said...

Baby is here!! More info at my blog at http://www.purple-valley.blogspot.com

Yay!!! :) Congrats, Corie and Keith.

love ya!

Sarah said...

Okaaaay...dying to know her name and how it all went! Someone, anyone, let me know!