40 weeks and counting

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I am 2 days past my due date and I am certain it has to do with a little prayer of mine. I talked to the baby and I prayed this past week that she hold off for 2 days so that Ryan could conduct his first fall concert of the season and so mommy could sing in daddy’s concert.

Did it work?  Ha ha ha, I am writing this post with the baby still in my womb.

I broke out the pineapple and have been munching away this morning. I have been feeling a few contractions but not any that are as frequent. I did wake up fairly uncomfortable this morning and I am praying that there will be some action in the next 2 days. I do have a midwife appointment today so we’ll see. Good news is that there is no rush to force inducing. If I am late 2 weeks, THEN they start talking about scheduling something on the calendar. I just PRAY that it is not 2 weeks from now.

I did have a good workout this weekend though. I had a voice lesson on Friday with my fab teacher. He had suggested I keep my lesson on the calendar even though perhaps I might not feel up to it or perhaps the baby would be here by now. I am glad we kept it on the calendar because it was wonderful being able to sing with limited breath support. I mean, it technically is not limited but it makes it harder to breath deeply.

At 40 weeks pregnant, I feel singing has been sensational. I feel like I have a richer sound especially when I hit my high notes. My voice teacher agreed. He was just amazed I was taking a lesson. I worked on Un bel di from Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly. By the time we got through I was breaking a real sweat. Who knew it would be such a workout?

The real question is, how will the baby respond to music and all types of music when she is born? She has been exposed to a lot and I am eager to see how she embraces and responds to it. Yay!

Saturday was Ryan’s concert in Holland. I also sing in the 80 plus member ensemble. Would I need a chair or would I need to sit half of the concert? The problem with this was that everyone would be on risers and I would be the lone person on a chair on the side. Heck no! I would feel like I was singing a solo. It was already enough sticking out because I am pregnant but on the side of the risers. 

I stood the whole concert. We did have a 20 minute intermission so I sat for 10 minutes. I did feel sore the next day and some contractions but I did have lots of people come up and say how impressed they were I even sang or the fact I stood the whole concert. It felt wonderful to be able to get through a workout like a concert at 40 weeks pregnant ESPECIALLY when it was the DUE DATE too!

I will have a story for baby girl. I am already putting it in her baby book so she knows what was going on while she was in my womb. SO exciting!

I would appreciate prayers!! Here is looking at the next 2 days!!

Come on baby……..

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04695690277037332534 Kirsten

    It’s so exciting! I broke out the pineapple too, and spicy noodles. Take a nice walk (but not too far)hehe. I am thinking of you. xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04562118674963793391 Kristen

    I hope she’s here soon, for your sake! I went 9 days past my due date + it was torture. But, she needed the extra time to cook (she was a little peanut at 5 pounds 6 ounces). I’m totally impressed you were able to stand for a concert + sing! I sang to my baby in the car and in our church choir and I am wondering if she will respond to that also.

  • http://ellysaysopa.com/ elly

    I hope she’s here soon! Zachary was 3 days late and he seriously came out of nowhere – there were no signs of labor on my part until it was here! I also felt him kicking for the very first time at a concert, and he loves music so I’m sure your little one will too. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09036043185712506956 Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family

    Noelle I cannot wait until your baby girl is here, but so nice that she held off for you and your husband.
    You have looked fantastic this entire time, so stay strong. I will pray that there is womb activity in the next couple of days.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371458068011998525 Tina

    I have been wondering about you because I know you were getting real close to your due date!
    Amazing that you still sang in the ensemble-I think I would have been sitting at least.
    Anyhow, I hope the arrival is very soon-I am looking forward to seeing some adorable pictures. Take care.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08873080530639686787 HiHoRosie

    babies love music and to hear her mama sing is the most beautiful of all – she will recognize your voice. Hope she comes soon! Praying for you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10953934856050968428 Vegiegail

    That is so awesome, Noelle! No doubt your baby girl is going to arrive with the most profound appreciation and love of music. Such a lucky girl!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10189065528276730871 Kelsey

    I’m so excited for you. She will love music, no doubt. It’s great you’ve been able to chronicle your pregnancy — she’ll love it later.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08067485016430365599 chow vegan

    Yay, the baby heard your prayers and stayed put. :-) I’m sure she’s going to love music and especially your singing!

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com/ Monet

    Your sweet girl is going to be a music lover…I have no doubt. And I can’t wait to “meet” her! When you get a chance, could you email me your mailing address, Noelle? I would love to send you a little something 😉 Thank you for sharing with me today. It is always a good day when I start with a visit to your blog. You know how to make me smile. Much love and many blessings from Austin.

  • http://www.dairyfreebetty.com/ Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty

    Soooooooo exciting!! I was actually thinking about you this morning, wondering if she had made her appearance yet! :) Good luck! can’t wait tos ee pics!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08441191901447850358 Jessica

    ps. you look FANTASTIC!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00361442891218676216 Emily Malloy

    Come on babbby!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04463020053689502262 Balvinder ( Neetu)

    After reading your post I can say your baby will definitely love music. I guess by the time you post this comment your baby would be in this beautiful world of yours.Good luck!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11018438325119509873 moonsword

    ❀♥❀♥Hugs and prayers and blessings to you!♥❀♥❀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16492661388892873640 Simply Life

    so glad the timing has been working out for you- hope these next few days go smoothly!

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