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40 weeks 5 days (Update)

Today Meg and I had, yet another, OB appointment. Avery kicked when they tried to listen to her heartbeat. That was pretty cool, but everything went downhill from there...

The doctor asked Meg how she has been feeling. She then performed an internal exam. Despite feeling resistance, she continued to push. She even made Meg cough. Meg was extremely the point where she was sweating and nearly in tears.

The doctor told us that Meg is still less than 1 cm dilated and that we need to come back for another appointment on Wednesday.

The chance of Meg dilating between now and Wednesday is pretty slim, so I asked the doctor to give us a timeline (I wanted to compare it to the one we were given on Wednesday). She said that Meg should come back Wednesday for a nonstress test and then again on Monday. Assuming Meg does not go into labor, she would schedule her for an induction next Tuesday.

Our mouths Tuesday?? 1 day before two weeks?? Is she crazy?

I don't know if I blogged about this or not, but one of our favorite doctors warned us that there was a doctor in the practice that remained faithful to waiting two weeks past the due date.  In retrospect, I wish I would have asked who it was and spared us from this discouraging appointment.

Oh, I almost forgot...she told Meg that Avery is a small baby and shouldn't have any trouble fitting through the birth canal AND that it's not normal to feel sick before going into labor.

Gee, thanks lady!

At this point, we're both just trying to stay positive. We have an appointment on Wednesday with the doctor that owns the practice. He's absolutely fantastic, so we're hoping he'll be on board with a Friday induction (like the other doctor mentioned).



  1. Hugs! Hang in there! Well, as much as you possibly can.. :)

  2. Crossing my fingers for a Friday induction for you guys! I've been following your journey and I am on the edge of my seat. You guys have been an inspiration and this blog has been an awesome tool as my soon-to-be fiance and I begin to plan our family. Thank you, congrats on Avery, and good luck!!!

    1. I really can't tell you how much your post means to me (us). It kind of brought tears to my eyes! (I'm very emotional these days)

      So happy for the two of you (on getting married and planning your family). I hope you continue to follow us and I hope that Avery greets us soon!

  3. I've been following your blog for some time now (Jen, I think I first read about your blog in our Families FB group). My partner and I have a little girl who is two, and I enjoy reading your blog so much because it reminds me of our journey with Alice not so long ago. I also completely feel Meg's pain. We delivered with a practice that was very comfortable waiting two weeks post dates to deliver. And wouldn't you know it, I finally went into labor when I was 41 weeks and 6 days. I remember feeling so frustrated and that nothing I did would induce labor. Plus, emotions were high with the anticipation of holding our new little one! I don't have any advice, other than to say I've been there and it's hard. Warm baths, long walks, and some foot massages may be just the thing to help Meg right now. Also, I did go into labor twenty minutes after my membranes were stripped. Anyway, your blog is a joy to read, and you have such a lovely family. I'm cheering for you guys over here in Chicago!

  4. i can't wait for Avery to be born! i get so excited whenever I see an email pop up that you've posted a blog! I have loved the pictures every week and I have been with you from (almost) the beginning! Can't wait to see her when she pops out! best of luck to you both xxxx

  5. i've been trying to post a comment for ages, but for some reason its just not letting me do it! hopefully this time it will work! Ive been following you since (almost) the beginning and have loved every post, i can't tell you how excited I am for you. I genuinely look forward to each new post and get excited whenever my email pops up with a new post from 'wiegand writes' ha ha. I've loved the photos each week and can't wait to actually see Avery when she finally decided to make an appearance. Best wishes to you both and throw some baby dust our way!

    1. I'm sorry the commenting has given you a problem...stupid technology!

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write us. It means so much to know that we have so much love and support.

      We're just so anxious to meet Avery. Crossing our fingers for good news tomorrow!

      I'll definitely send some good luck your way...just make sure someone else sends you a timer because apparently my luck sucks in that aspect ;-)


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