10 Days Left and Just For Fun Pool

Today is the last day of double digits of any kind in this pregnancy. I can’t even begin to describe how incredible this journey has been. From complete joy to total fear, we have certainly run the gamete. While pregnancy was nothing like I thought it would be, it has none the less been an amazing experience. If I make it to tomorrow, we will begin the single digit countdown to little man’s arrival.

We were supposed to go in for the morphine induced sleep today. I didn’t sleep at all night. Part of it was the contractions but a small amount was because I was so freaking excited. My husband and I bought a car – our first car together, and when we got home I had noticed that I was losing my mucus plug. I’d share the picture, but its gross. It seems as if the almost 2 hours we spent in the car yesterday got things progressing slightly. The contractions increased in intensity a bit and in the particularly strong ones, you can see the outline of the baby’s body.I was so excited that something might happen that I couldn’t fall asleep. Needless to say, now that things are progressing a bit (I would have to assume that I am at least a bit further dilated based on the lightening shock bonanza going on and the pressure I am feeling down below), we opted to forgo the morphine sleep and see how the day progresses.

So far I have been much more crampy and feel like I am going to poop my pants during contractions. Contractions are a bit more intense as well. A new one for me is the persistent urge to walk around. It’s almost like I cannot resist the urge to get up and move around. My mom and I have already gone on 2 walks today and if it weren’t raining we would be on another walk now. It is hard to walk though because I can feel his head so low. I’m really hoping that things are progressing and wishing that the baby gets here before the weekend is over.

Fun Poll

I had a great suggestion from a few people and wanted to put it here, as well as on Facebook. I thought it would be fun to have a baby arrival betting pool……only just for fun, bragging rights only. If you would like to participate please leave answers to the following questions in the comments section:

Date you think Luke will arrive:

Time you think Luke will arrive:

Total length of labor (not counting the past 3 weeks):

Luke’s length:

Luke’s weight:

Color of Luke’s hair:

Color of Luke’s eyes:

It is so much more fun if you answer all of the questions rather than picking and choosing. It’s just for fun so it really doesn’t matter if you guess right or wrong.

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16 thoughts on “10 Days Left and Just For Fun Pool

  1. I hope he arrives sooner rather than later. If I was a betting person I’d say sooner now that the rest of your mucus plug has come loose.

    I don’t know about time differences so I’m going to say that I think he will arrive 24 hours from now. Hopefully only 5 hours of active labour. I’m going to say 53cm (sorry not sure inches) and 8 pound 3. Brown hair, blue eyes (I think most anglo saxon babies come out with blue eyes and then they change as they get older).

    Good luck!

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  2. Wow I’m glad it sounds like things are progressing!! Here are my guesses:
    Date you think Luke will arrive: Monday, the 20th
    Time you think Luke will arrive: 7:35pm
    Total length of labor (not counting the past 3 weeks): 6 hours hard labor
    Luke’s length: 19 inches
    Luke’s weight: 6lb 12oz
    Color of Luke’s hair: brown
    Color of Luke’s eyes: dark blue, that will turn brown as he grows
    I hope he comes soon for you! I’ll keep an eye on my Facebook, since I feel like you update there first lol!

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  3. I hope he comes sooner rather than later and that you have a quick labour. Very excited for you!
    Date you think Luke will arrive: Wed 7/22 (my best friend’s son’s bday)
    Time you think Luke will arrive: Noonish
    Total length of labor (not counting the past 3 weeks): I’m not good at this part 13hours + 4 hours active labour (sorryyy)
    Luke’s length: hmm let me google averages lol 22in
    Luke’s weight: 7.2lbs
    Color of Luke’s hair: dark brown
    Color of Luke’s eyes: the standard newborn baby colour haha but they’ll end up brown is my guess.

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