1. Benefiting Mallory Lawsons blog
  2. Baby Lawson
  3. My first post
  4. Lawson Blog 01-12-16
  5. Lawson pregnancy blog 01/13/2016
  6. Lawson Blog 01-14-2016 Wodapalooza Bound
  7. Video Blog 1.15.16 Wodapalozza Day 1
  8. Saturday 1/16
  9. Sunday 1/17 Closing up Wodapalozza
  10. 1/21/2016
  11. 1/22/16-1/23/2016 Saltines
  12. 1-24-2016 Gingerale and Pregnancy
  13. 1/25/2016 Feeling better and able to workout!
  14. 1-26-2016 Tacos and Fried Ice Cream
  15. 1-27-2016 Feeling great!
  16. 1/29/2016 Competition day at CrossFit Provision
  17. 02-01-2016
  18. 2-4-2016 14- week check-up was fantastic.
  19. 02-08-2016 I felt the baby kick today!
  20. 02-11-2016
  21. 02-15-2016 Mallory
  22. 02-16-2016
  23. 02-17-2016
  24. 02-18-2016
  25. 2-19-2016
  26. 02-23-2016 Struggling with body image issues
  27. 02-25-2016 Words of encouragement and unbelievable stories
  28. 03-01-2016
  29. 03-04-2016
  30. 03-07-2016
  31. 03-09-2016
  32. 03-14-2016
  33. 03-15-2016
  34. Mallory Lawson breaks down 2 movements she uses as modifications to burpees and the snatch
  35. Mallory Lawson video blog 3.17.16
  36. Baby Lawson lands on The Games instagram
  37. Tomorrow is the big day! 03-22-2016
  38. It’s a BOY!
  39. “Luke’s room”
  40. 03/25-28/2016
  41. 03-30-2016
  42. Pregnancy brain
  43. Fashion in maternity clothes
  44. WOD pregnancy scare last night
  45. 3.11.16 Video
  46. 04-12-2016
  47. 04-14-2016
  48. Recent Travels (Video)
  49. 04-24-2016 Vulnerability
  50. 04-26-2016
  51. 04-27-2016
  52. 05-02-2016
  53. 05-03-2016
  54. Another good day!
  55. 05-06-2016
  56. 05-09-2016
  57. 05-10-2016
  58. DEDICATION TO MY DAD
  59. 05-17-2016
  60. 30 Weeks!
  61. Braxton Hicks
  62. 32 Weeks!
  63. 06-13-2016
  64. 06-17-2016
  65. 06-20-2016
  66. 06-24-2016
  67. 06-28-2016
  68. 37 weeks!
  69. 07-14-2016
  70. 07-18-2016
  71. 07-20-2016
  72. 07-21-2016
  73. Emotional!
  74. Contractions are coming in hot today!
  75. 39 weeks!
  76. 07-27-2016
  77. 08-01-2016
  78. 08-04-2016
  79. Luke

 

40 weeks plus 2 days! I have outgrown Matt’s t-shirts. His shirts do not fit over my belly anymore either. My mom told me we could meet in Mt. Vernon and I could borrow my dad’s shirts. He’s a XXL. No thank you. Matt and I are trying everything and anything to induce this labor. I have been bouncing on a yoga ball, drinking red raspberry leaf tea, walking for hours, eating spicy foods. Nothing seems to be working. 5 more days until I meet Luke, hopefully.

I have been having nightmares about labor and delivery the past couple of days. As most of you know I am so terrified of having a C-section. I keep dreaming I am in labor after being induced for 25+ hours and then they tell me I need a C-section. I wake up sweating and crying, afraid that is what is going to happen. I trust my doctor completely and that is why she is having me wait until 41 weeks so it reduces the percentage of me having to have a C-section.

So the plan as of Tuesday is for me to come into the hospital on August 8 and 7pm to have a “cervical implant” (not sure that is the correct terminology) to help dilate me. I will sleep at the hospital with that until morning. They will remove the “implant” wait 30 minutes and begin the Pitocin drip. I am sad and have anxiety just thinking about the process. I am going to be plugged into IV’s the entire labor and delivery process. I HATE THIS!!! I do have 5 days for something to happen and Luke to drop and I am praying for my body to go into labor on its own.

Honestly, Matt wants to talk about parenting and how we are going to raise him. All I want to do is shut down and I tell him, “I am trying to survive the remainder of this pregnancy.” The last two doctor’s appointments have been disappointing. Here’s the sad part. I have a healthy baby growing inside me and all I can think about is me. I am being so selfish about this last part of pregnancy. I know I cannot be the only woman that thinks this way.

We had the ultra sound on Tuesday and Luke was weighed and measured. At 40 weeks he weighed 8 lbs 5 oz and I cannot remember what they said on his length. Honestly, the weight of the baby was overwhelming because having to wait another week means a bigger baby.

The women I have talking to about this all say they struggled with some of the same issues. They also happily admit that once they put your baby in your arms you will feel so much love it hurts and it is the best sacrifice they ever made. Phew! That does give me confidence and some relief.

Please pray that my body will labor on its own and I will not have to be induced.

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