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post #21 of 26
I'm not ready to try castor oil yet, I don't think. Though the chocolate and bananas thing actually sounds quite tasty!

I have an Nst today and an ultrasound tomorrow, so we'll see how stuff looks. I'm hoping okay, because I'm not wanting to have to go to the hospital to have this baby!

I'm getting upset though, and I feel like there is something wrong with me. I mean, EVERYONE I know who has kids (and I know I shouldn't compare) went early or no more than a couple of days late with their babies, and I just can't figure out what the deal is... I mean, is it possible for my body to NOT know how to go into labor??
post #22 of 26
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I'm getting upset though, and I feel like there is something wrong with me. I mean, EVERYONE I know who has kids (and I know I shouldn't compare) went early or no more than a couple of days late with their babies, and I just can't figure out what the deal is... I mean, is it possible for my body to NOT know how to go into labor??
Miso, I know exactly how you feel. Hopefully you can hold out a little while longer. At 17 days PD, I just can't wait anymore & was planning on birthing at the hospital & would have to be induced on Sunday anyway. I'm glad I like my hospital, otherwise I'd have disappointment on top of disappointment.

I was 4 wks late so I'm wondering if it's something hereditary??

You will give birth soon. It's hard not to start losing faith as the days creep by though. I tried acupuncture, massage, herbs & nothing seemed to work. Some of us just take a little longer and or need a little jump start I guess.

I couldn't taste the Castor Oil at all & I still threw up. Plus the diarrhea started to hit me on the way to see my MWs & during my NST. Lovely. I can't honestly say, I'll never take it again. It pretty much ruined my day.

Good luck!

Heading in tonight at 9pm. Wish me luck!
post #23 of 26
Good luck! I hope everything goes well!

My NST went well and apparently I'm having these little shorty contractions about 6 minutes apart. Good for something, I suppose.

They have my ultrasound scheduled for Monday, instead. That's good because I'm hoping for a Saturday baby. My mother had a dream last night that she saw my daughter filling out an application when she was older, and the date on the application under date of birth said 7-7-07! We'll see how right she is...
post #24 of 26
I'm finally feeling some contractions and I lost a bit of my plug this morning! I really hope it keeps up and continues progressing. I'm super achy and going to try to go back to bed and get some more rest!
post #25 of 26
Keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!!
post #26 of 26
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Baby Ian has arrived!!

Hi, Amy's friend Susan here posting the news for Amy and John!

Amy was admitted to the hospital last night where they inserted Cervidil to get labor started. It worked well and produced strong contractions. Amy went to sleep with the help of some Ambien and Morphine, but she was awakened at about 4am by a frantic nurse. Ian wasn't tolerating the contractions well. His heart rate was going down with each contraction. Therefore, they stopped labor and realized that a c-section was the only option. She was prepped at 6am and Ian was born at 7:15am. Turns out he had a very short cord and had descended as far as he could. There was just no way this baby was coming out vaginally.

Stats:
Ian Wallace Risinger
Born: July 6, 2008, 7:15am
Weight: 7lb, 12oz
Length: 20 1/2 inches.

Amy and Ian are both doing well. Ian latched on like a pro and has been breastfeeding most of the morning.
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