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........