I just thought that I would write this out to you all, as it also helps me to be able to process what could or may happen.
On Wednesday, July 15th : Jeanne (my midwife) will come over and check out baby and check my cervix to see what she is doing. Then we will call her backup doctor, who she has already been in contact with, to let her know what is going on, and to let her know that I haven't had the baby. We will schedule an ultrasound for Thursday
On Thursday, July16th: Have an ultrasound and see what she is doing...
Depending on the ultrasound, either Thursday or Friday I will meet my new doctor and she will check my cervix and do one or a couple of things. First off, she will strip my membranes if my cervix is ready, then she may/will start an induction process with prostaglandin gels. I should be able to go home...I can do three gels, every 12 hours totaling a day and a half. If that doesn't work, then I will be induced with pitocin or have my waters broken and be giving birth at Saint Joe's hospital. I will be 43 weeks pregnant, which is the longest that everyone feels comfortable with. I feel pretty positive about everything. I pray for her to come now, at home, but I know that I have to set a date where I put her into others hands. I want to keep her safe, and I am so lucky to have a midwife who trusts in birth and me. I also want to protect my family, which is why it is so hard to be at a hospital. But I know that I would be in the best hands available, and that I could come home right away.
If it comes to Saint Joe's (which I am praying that it doesn't) I will only have my husband and my doula, Carrie and my midwife there. The rooms are small and I will need my family to watch the girls. My mother will be out of town this whole weekend visiting relatives in Florida with my sister, Caitlin. There are a lot of people that come in and out of hospital rooms, and I will feel safe and protected with the people that I have chosen.
I can only hope and pray that it doesn't come down to the wire, but that is the loose plan if it does. Thank you everyone for all of your support and love through this pregnancy.