Sunday is the day

Up until now I have been fairly anti-induction. I wanted to do this on my own. It's getting to the point now, however, that I quite simply can't handle it any more. The continuously heightened sense of awareness is taking its toll on both my husband and I. When I went to the doc on Friday, he said "now I know you've been anti-induction" and I quickly interrupted him with "yeah, was going to talk to you about that this morning. How soon can you get my son OUT?" He laughed, and said he could do it on Sunday.

So...it's technically Sunday now, as it's 12:06am my time. My induction is scheduled to begin at 7am. I probably won't update with any progress until I've had him and had time to settle down, although several readers are also friends on facebook and they might be nice enough to update. That's entirely up to them:) I will be updating there, however, as I can easily do so from my phone!

I hope everyone has had a fabulous weekend and I look forward to catching up on all the reading I'm going to miss while I'm adjusting to my new life. EEP!

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MeiLin's picture

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Please let us know when you can, and enjoy your babymoon!!!

Gudy's picture

Embodiment

... said. Good luck to everyone involved!

Stormy's picture

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Good luck! :love:

Pikachu42's picture

Embodiment

Congratulations! *Hugs*

Capriox's picture

Embodiment

*HUG!* My prayers for you and your baby, and yes, good luck!!

Clare-Dragonfly's picture

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You're probably all done by now, or close to it, but good luck anyway!! And I look forward to hearing about how it all went and perhaps seeing baby pictures Jumpeveryone

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

No baby yet. She updated that they started a pitocin about an hour ago.

MeiLin's picture

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Wow! She's got a ways to go. Hope she got an epidural. Pitocin is hard core and does not care about you; it will slam you into the wall until you let go of that baby. ask me how I know

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

how do you know?

MeiLin's picture

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No1 Daughter's birth was horrendous, and it was because I tried to do it with pitocin and without an epidural. Big. Mistake.

Andrea's picture

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Good luck!!! I'm guessing you're done -- looking forward to hearing about it!

Tigger's picture

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Thanks for the wishes, y'all! Unfortunately, I've been sent home. Induction failed due to non-cooperative uterus and stubborn baby. I was at max pitocin (with no epi, because I could still handle the contractions and they hadn't broken my water yet) and still only dilated to a 3. I was on the Pit for 5 hours yesterday, then they turned it off to give my body a break, thinking maybe if I got some rest it would be easier. They started it up again at 5am this morning, and I never progressed - I was at 3 when we stopped last night, and I'm still there.

So..home for now. I talk to the doc on Wednesday, if not before, to see if I've been having more (or different) activity on my own. Perhaps I needed a jump start and will go into full labor on my own once left alone? Doubtful, but it DOES happen.

As to why I didn't have a C-section: Nationwide, they are trying to cut down on them. It's a major surgery, with it's own inherent risks, and many women were just "let's do a C instead of me laboring!" So they're trying not to do them unless there is a medical reason. Right now my son is perfectly content in his womb and appears to have no desire to ever leave. He's happy, he's healthy, I'm healthy (even if I'm grouchy as all hell because I've been in the hospital for almost 36 hours and haven't eaten in 41 hours), we're all ok. I AM finally home, and am eating food. Sonic burger and tots taste SO GOOD!

I'll update when I go back in or when I know more. Sorry to disappoint anyone! (Special thanks to NWM for updating for me - I appreciate it! My phone has issues logging in to this site.)

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

I was a bit apprehensive about posting that. Wasn't able to get a hold of you and didn't want to be stealing your thunder on the big announcement.

Tigger's picture

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Since I can't post from the hospital, and it will probably be a few days after Colson is born before I get a chance to post, I don't mind at all! It was heartwarming to come to the site and see all the wishes! Smile

Capriox's picture

Embodiment

{{{{{{greatbiggiantHUG}}}}}}

Glad you & kiddo-to-be are still all ok, but DANG.

On the bright side, I just had the first goat kidding of the spring today - a nice, fast, easy-peasy delivery, so here's hoping some of that "good birth" mojo comes your way Wink

Tigger's picture

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I have an ultrasound this afternoon to take a look at Colson, since I am now "past due". They want to make sure he's ok, my fluid levels are ok, the placenta is ok, he's not too big - nothing wonky. I'm stoked because I haven't seen this child in 20 weeks.

You know, I never thought I'd even make it to term when I first got pregnant. I anticipated a terrible pregnancy, based on my health history and the things my body puts me through. Instead, I got a relatively easy pregnancy *knock on wood* up until the last month or so. I told a friend the yesterday "It took me 6 years to get pregnant - I'm not sure why I thought it would be easy to get him to come out." Smile At least I have a fabulous doc!

Andrea's picture

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That's so awesome! I'm really glad you and Colson are doing well so far.

MeiLin's picture

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If you and the baby aren't in any danger, just keep cool, girl. I've had a c-section and they are NO FUN. No1 was hard, but No2 (the c-section) was worse. I bounced back faster the first time.

And I know how hard this time is, oh, it's so hard. I remember towards the end with No2 sitting on the edge of the bed and just weeping.

Hugs!

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