This week at my doctor appointment I was 90% effaced and 1.5 cm dilated. Some progress but not enough!! He said that he wants to induce at 41 weeks if I haven't had her by then. I've been avoiding any type of medical induction like the plague! I'm no doctor, but I just have a feeling that babies will come when they are ready and if you speed the process, they might not be ready to come yet! (I actually heard that on a podcast I've been listening to based on real research and facts) The last few weeks of gestation are vital for things like lung development so I figure if I can wait 9 months, I can be a little late and the world won't end.
Obviously there are medical emergencies for induction and everyone has their own reasons to do so and that is their choice, I just have my own opinions, too :) No one is a bad person for getting induced or not, it just depends on what you feel is best for you and your baby! And not every baby who comes early isn't ready and can be perfectly healthy, but I'd rather just be safe and wait it out even though trust me, I am starting to get impatient just waiting and hoping she comes soon!! At 41 weeks I'm sure she'll be all developed, I just hope I don't have to use any induction techniques that will make contractions stronger than they have to be! So pretty much I just really, really hope she comes before 41 weeks on her own!
The house is mostly cleaned, the girl who works for us is literally killing it at getting orders done and out (seriously, she's a blessing), the nursery is set up for the most part, basically we are ready!! There's little things I can still do that I guess I'll do today. Who knows, maybe all the moving will encourage baby to want to come! Also- a few people asked if I dyed my hair darker, it just looks darker in this picture but it's still blonde :)
ps. If you're wondering which podcasts I've been listening to, they can be found here! They are honestly the most useful and helpful things I've heard my entire pregnancy because they tell you pros and cons to every decision possible you can make while pregnant. Basically they help you make informed decisions and know exactly what you're getting into with everything pregnancy and birth related. She cites all of her sources so you know it's actual research/ fact and not just a random opinion.