40 Weeks Plus 3 Days & When Will Baby Make His Debut?


So our estimated due date of 8/5 has come and gone and now I am sitting idle awaiting labor to start.

I had thought all along that I would give birth today on 8/8 which was our first babys’ estimated due date three years ago today and a very special day that I will always hold dear to my heart.

As of today no serious contractions, no lost mucus plug, no water breaking- only a very pregnant me!

Yesterday I was cleaning windows and screens, doing laundry, scrubbing toilets, vacuuming and so on thinking it may be just what my body needed. Yet all those activities just made me tired and very hungry!

At our appointment this past Wednesday our midwife explained that the next step is to come in on 8/12 for a non stress test and check everything carefully with the MD. She also explained that they will not medically induce until 8/19! Oh my goodness…that seems way too far away to wait!

Yet, waiting is nothing new for us, we have waited for our little one for so long (Four years since first trying to conceive) so I am very good at waiting, but honestly these past few days have crawled at a snail’s pace.

I have to gently remind myself that my body and baby are in charge of when labor will begin, not me.

Continue to keep you posted…




10 thoughts on “40 Weeks Plus 3 Days & When Will Baby Make His Debut?

  1. Wow, I’m surprised they’re not looking at induction until 42 weeks. My OB practically shoved it down my throat starting at 38 weeks! Fortunately, I was able to talk her out of it, and baby girl came all on her own at 41 weeks. Hopefully your baby boy won’t make you wait too much longer!

  2. My little one was forced out before he wanted to make his debut, but I know for a fact he would have been late had my amniotic fluid not started leaking. I hope your little one decides to come without induction!

  3. Hang in there KSS! I went 40 + 12 days over. Keep walking and active, might bring your wee laddie on. When I was being induced they all joked ‘it must be a boy – he’s way too comfy in there’. Our boys love their Mommas 🙂 He doesn’t want to leave his cosy nest. Here’s hoping you don’t have to wait much longer to meet him xx

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