Congrats, Shiloh! So happy to hear it went well, you give me such extra confidence. :) Thank you!
And thanks again to the rest of you for all the nice things you say, you all boost me up as well. It feels great.
Got a phone call early yesterday morning, asking me if I could come in for an NST and some paperwork to my midwife's office before my induction Monday. I was expecting to see the head midwife, who was the one who kinda badgered me into the induction... but luckily, I got to see my favorite one! Katie and I have bonded SO much this pregnancy, and unfortunately, she can't deliver me (she's new to the practice and having issues with paperwork for her privileges at the hospital, because this freaking hospital is podunk and ridiculous), but she told me she's going to come by and see me on Monday anyway - so sweet.
I told her I was nervous about how things would go, and she was freaking fantastic - she looked me right in the eye and told me that I would be fine, that I could handle it, and that if I didn't want an epidural or narcotics that I absolutely didn't have to have them, no matter how hard the hospital pushes. It was so confidence boosting. I mean, again, I don't have anything against all of that - I just want to see what I can handle first. I want to have the chance to try.
She did strip my membranes... and it did nothing. Not even any freaking contractions. And it's my due date! Haha. Lovely. I don't mind, though, because I'm really realizing that this kid was NOT gonna come before I hit 41 weeks, and so this induction was an inevitability no matter what. That's actually reassuring, lol. Apparently, the kid keeps popping her head in and out of my pelvis, meaning she's not wanting to STAY engaged... so Katie taught me some moves to use when the contractions start in the hospital to encourage her to get on in there. This is probably why I'm not dilating any more as well. But oooh man, so much pressure.
Wishing all the 41+ ladies to have their babies before me!