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10.24.2011

40 weeks and counting

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........

17 comments:

Kirsten said...

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

Kristen said...

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.

elly said...

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. :)

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

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.

Tina said...

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.

HiHoRosie said...

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!

Vegiegail said...

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!

Kelsey said...

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.

chow vegan said...

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

Monet said...

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.

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

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!

Jessica said...

ps. you look FANTASTIC!

Emily Malloy said...

Come on babbby!!!!

Balvinder ( Neetu) said...

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!

moonsword said...

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

Simply Life said...

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

40 Weeks Pregnant said...

Congratulations...

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